Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man leaves a letter in his computer generated parallel world that's just like the 30's with seemingly real people with real emotions.
|Release Date||:||April 16, 1999|
|Genres||:||Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery|
|Production Company||:||Columbia Pictures, Centropolis Film Productions|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Josef Rusnak, Kim Berner|
|Writers||:||Daniel F. Galouye, Josef Rusnak, Ravel Centeno-Rodriguez|
|Casts||:||Craig Bierko, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Gretchen Mol, Vincent D'Onofrio, Dennis Haysbert, Steven Schub, Jeremy Roberts, Rif Hutton, Leon Rippy, Janet MacLachlan, Brad William Henke, Burt Bulos, Venessia Valentino, Tia Texada, Howard S. Miller, Shiri Appleby, Bob Clendenin, Rachel Winfree, Alison Lohman, Meghan Ivey, Ernie Lively, Toni Sawyer, Lee Weaver, Travis Tedford, Johnny Crawford, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Geoffrey Rivas, Brooks Almy, Darryl Henriques, Mary Ann Schmidt, Glendon Rich|
|Plot Keywords||:||artificial intelligence, simulation, computer program, virtual reality, dystopia, murder, los angeles|
A small simulation set in 1937 has been created. Our main character discovers that his recently murdered partner (the simulators creator) has been using the simulation before its release for human trial. He also discovers that a message has been left in the system for him to find. A message that promises to ultimately change everything.
I recommend this film to all those who enjoyed eXistenZ etc. Fans of David Lynch will not be disappointed either. If you are a great fan of Lynch, then you will see this as an easy to follow film that has some nice turns and twists without forcing you to pause and rewind or watch again.
The film manages to persuade you of the complex simulated world without spending too much of its budget on special effects, unlike the matrix, which ultimately destroyed itself by its overdone sequels. Great set of actors here too. Ones that deserve the job title "actor" and have many creditations to their name.
I am surprised that this little effort hasn't been more popular since it manages to get a complex story line and make it very easy to follow without becoming bogged down with the characters explaining each scene (ergo the matrix).
Overall, definitely one to watch and one to own.