"Beginning with graphic images of its protagonist’s (first) birth, and unfolding in a fractured narrative that switches constantly between different stages in a life story interrupted across two centuries, Realive offers a blend of high-concept SF and philosophical concerns that were already in evidence in writer/director Mateo Gil’s 1997 screenplay for Open Your Eyes (remade in 2001 as Vanilla Sky). Here he updates the Frankenstein myth to explore not just the expected issues of medical and scientific ethics, but also ideas of time, memory, identity, and the Cartesian division of mind and body."
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Descriptive synopsis: Controversial Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier rounds off his 'Trilogy of Depression' with a tale (in two parts) of sexual liberation, oppression and exploitation.
"Fill all my holes, please."
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