24 de agosto de 2016

Sleep Dealer

(2008) In a world marked by closed borders, migrants risk their lives to break through the barriers of technology, and unseal their fates.

Sleep Dealer

(2008) In a world marked by closed borders, migrants risk their lives to break through the barriers of technology, and unseal their fates.

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Sleep Dealer

It depicts a dystopian future to explore ways in which technology both oppresses and connects migrants. A fortified wall has ended unauthorized Mexico-US immigration, but migrant workers are replaced by robots, remotely controlled by the same class of would-be emigrants. Their life force is inevitably used up, and they are discarded without medical compensation.

Memo Cruz (Luis Fernando Peña) is a young man in near-future Mexico. When his family is victim of a misguided drone attack he finds himself with no option but to head north, towards the U.S./Mexico border. But migrant workers cannot cross this new world border – it’s been sealed off. Instead, Memo ends up in a strange digital factory in Mexico where he connects his body to a robot in America. Memo’s search for a better future leads him to love, loss, and a confrontation with a mysterious figure from his past.