In the wake of humanity's extinction, a teenage girl is raised by a robot designed to repopulate the earth. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.
After a global apocalypse, an android called "Mother" is responsible for repopulating Earth using a collection of embryos stored in an underground failsafe bunker. Her teenage daughter, who she raised from an embryo, is submitted to classes and tests to assess her development as human being. When the daughter finds a mouse inside the base, she suspects that the outside is no longer contaminated. One day, she sees a wounded woman outside the base and lets her in. Soon she learns something that will affect her relationship with Mother and which will change her forever.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, edited by JFairweather
There are numerous references to Portal (2007) and Portal 2 (2011). Mother resembles GLaDoS in her facial appearance, voice, and facility-wide control. A young woman is trapped in a facility and forced to perform tests. Later in the film, Daughter's jumpsuit is tied around her waist revealing a white tank top, which is almost identical to Chell's outfit. She is also offered cake by Mother, which is a recurring theme/joke in Portal. The themes to both also appear to be "escape." See more »
When the mysterious woman (Hillary Swank) is initially in the medical bay with Mother, Daughter is outside the closed door and can't hear what they are saying. In a subsequent scene, the door is locked and the woman and daughter on the opposite side freely converse without difficulty.
They are speaking through an intercom. You can clearly hear the intercom turning on and off, and one scene even show Daughter turning the intercom on. See more »
While they didn't every question, the ending left me satisfied enough to warranty a recommendation for this film. Great to see a good sci-fi made here in Australia. Most Australian films I find dull and artsy. This was not. The robot looks amazing and the story moves along at a decent speed, enough to keep you interested anyway.
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