Alma (Maren Eggert) is looking for a relationship on her terms but finding it tough. Then, one night in a bar, the academic encounters Tom (Dan Stevens). He’s good looking, charming and does a mean rumba on the dancefloor. It all seems too good to be true. And it is. When a glitch in his system finds him repeating an action, it’s made clear that Dan is an android designed specifically to Alma’s tastes. So far, so Stepford. But what if that perfection begins to grate?
Maria Schrader’s satire begins where most high concept film ends. The ability to create a facsimile of a human is a given. It’s in the day-to-day interaction between Alma and Tom where the filmmaker explores the nature of human relationships. Schrader finds the perfect balance between high concept and comedy, aided in no small part by her leads, along with Toni Erdmann’s Sandra Hüller who plays one of the people who oversee the creation of this new species.
MAC’s reopening cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI FAN Covid-19 Resilience fund from the National Lottery, through the BFI Film Audience Fund.
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