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REPLIKA

REPLIKA

(2015)

A film by Luc Walpoth

When humanity turns functional, the heart of machines beats louder.

Genre(s): Science-fiction

• Theme(s): Adoption


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REPLIKA

  • Luc Walpoth

    Biography:

    Swiss filmmaker, Luc grew up in Bern, studied directing in Paris and founded TurbulenceFilms, his production company, in 2009, in Geneva.He has directed, shot and produced various commercials, documentaries and short fictions,which have premiered at international festivals, won awards and have been broadcastedinternationally.His short film TRAIETTORIE INVISIBILI (2011), shot in Italy, premiered in the internationalcompetition in Clermont-Ferrand, won six awards and was aired by two national broadcastersRTS (Switzerland) and SVT (Sweden).Always looking for new types of narration, Luc was selected in 2014 at "Story Matter", the firstinternational Tribeca Hack where he developed PETER'S BUBBLE, a prototype of peer-to-peerstorytelling platform. He is also part of the AdaptLab 2014, organized by the Torino Film Lab.He is currently writing the feature version of REPLIKA, THE RIGHT WORLD in Los Angeles,while enrolled at the professional screenwriting program at UCLA.

    Filmography:
    2011: Traittorie Invisibili (Short)

Synopsis



In 2061, following a virus that decimated half of the world’s population, humans are
compelled to take a daily vaccine making them sterile. To cope with their incapacity to give
life, couples buy young androids who grow up with them.
Amy, a loving mother is forced to terminate her only daughter, a dysfunctional 13- year-old
android. Deeply affected by this emotional void, she loses track of the reality she lives in. Her
husband Christopher desperately tries to comfort her but Amy’s craving for motherhood
pushes her to take in Sophie, a wandering, flesh and bone gutter kid.
When Chris finds out, a violent clash follows, forcing Amy to choose between the child and
her husband.

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 26'
  • Color(s): Colors
  • Ratio: 1,85:1
  • Sound: 5.1
  • Country(ies) of production: Switzerland
  • Original Language(s): French
  • Subtitle(s) available: English
  • Audience: General Audiences
  • Format(s) available: DCP / ProRes HD

Artistic & Technical Crew

With: Carole Brana, Jérôme Robart, Evaëlle Brocard, Luna Hofmann
  • Screenplay: Luc Walpoth, Klaus Pas
  • Cinematographer: Frank Van Vught
  • Editor: Serban Georgescu
  • Producer: Alexandre Iordachescu

Company Credits

  • Produced by: Elefant Films
  • Coproduced by: La Voie Lactée, Turbulence Films, Sapristi Studio
  • With the support of: RTS- Radio Televison Switzerland