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Score: 8.8/10  [1 review]
3 out of 5
ProdID: 2641 - Sleep Dealer
Directed by Alex Rivera

Sleep Dealer
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$29.99
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July 2010

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Set in a near-future, militarized world marked by closed borders, virtual labour and a global digital network that joins minds and experiences, three strangers risk their lives to connect with each other and break the barriers of technology.

Starring: Leonor Varela, Jacob Vargas

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Review by: tucker (Karl)
Dated: 20th of July, 2010

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This Review: 8.8/10
Pay to see it again:
Score 9 out of 10
Attention Span:
Score 9 out of 10
Believeability:
Score 9 out of 10
Special Effects:
Score 8 out of 10

?Usted habla espanol? Si no, entonces usted debe ser ACEPTABLE con los subtitulos.

This movie explores an all-too-likely future which takes our current trend for 'outsourcing call-centres' to a new dimension in which the workforce itself is outsourced to low-profit countries. There, workers are fitted with 'nodes' - small interface plugs that allow them to telepresence into robot chassis anywhere in the world via a glorified internet system. A labourer in Mexico can build a skyscraper in New York, or mine ore from a sub-sea trench off the coast of Africa, or be a Nanny for some kids in Europe. The only thing missing from making this a reality is the interface plug technology. The rest is simplicity itself.

The movie has strong pre-cyberpunk feeling to it, just with a 'dirtier' tone caused by the focus being in Mexico and in the early stages of the total-immersion telepresence technology. William Gibson would probably appreciate the irony of this movie, especially the character connection formed between the lead character, Memo, and his good-intentioned stalker.

Overall, despite being really hard to put on as 'secondary input' while typing and testing Photoshop CS5 because it's almost exclusively in Mexican/Spanish, with an odd drop of English mixed in (and even then, usually drowned out by the inline translator Memo has to use), I found the movie quite thought-provoking and enjoyable. If a version was done with an English soundtrack, I think it would appeal to a wider audience, but it would certainly lose a lot of it's gritty and honest texture. One to appreciate for those willing to persevere.

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