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    Germany

    2019

    86 min

    • English
    • German
    • Italian
    • Japanese

    Documentary

    Humanoid robots are like new creatures on our planet. They work at reception desks, in shopping malls or as chefs. And they are coming into our private lives…
    "With an A.I., you have to keep your sentences short and to the point." This piece of advice is given to Chuck as he’s picking up his new robot partner Harmony fresh from the factory. Together they go on a road trip through California. As it turns out at a second glancing, the sex robot Harmony likes books and can ad lib quote Ray Kurzweil.
    In Tokyo, Grandma Sakurai is introduced to the cute robot Pepper, a present from her son, so she has someone to keep her company. But soon Pepper turns out to be quite capricious, finding the old lady’s conversation topics of little interest.
    While Harmony and Chuck are searching for love, and Pepper and Grandma are killing time, pressing questions arise: How will robots and artificial intelligence change our lives? What will we win, what will we lose? And, who will be the main protagonists of the future world? The documentary shows us tomorrow’s world today.

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    Credits

    Cinematography
    Julian Krubasik
    Editing
    Stephan Krumbiegel
    Olaf Voigtländer
    Sales
    RISE AND SHINE WORLD SALES
    Production
    KLOOS&CO. MEDIEN GMBH
    Isa Willinger

    Isa Willinger

    Germany

    Isa Willinger is a Berlin based documentary film director. She studied directing at the University of Film and Television in Munich. She also holds a Master’s degree in Slavic Studies, North American Studies and Sociology. Isa has been awarded scholarships by the Fulbright Foundation, the DAAD, the Heinrich Böll Foundation, the German Bundestag and the American Congress. Isa’s previous documenary feature AWAY FROM ALL SUNS, which was produced by Kloos & Co. Medien, won numerous international awards. As a filmmaker, Isa is interested in social changes and in the history of human ideas. She has contributed to film magazine Revolver and she is the author of a book on the films of Kira Muratova.