In the near future, Miami is almost completely submerged due to global warming. Private detective Nick Bannister uses a special technology to find the right moments in human memory so that the customer can relive the past and remember something important. One day a client appears on the threshold of his office with a simple request: she forgot where she left the keys. An ordinary session turns into a full-fledged romance, until one day the woman disappears without a trace.
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Sometimes it is unrealistically difficult to understand the real motives for actions or feelings of other people. And here is a fantastic opportunity. It is necessary to place a person in a special apparatus and view all the events that he has experienced: scroll back and forth like a record, concentrating as if on insignificant details.
That is, if you have lost the keys somewhere, then okay: with the help of a purposeful memory, this event can be easily restored. And you can hang on the most touching memory of life, scrolling it an infinite number of times. The picture of any crime can be reconstructed with maximum detail. The main thing is to get a living brain of the person who was present on the spot. What an opportunity for investigators! And no fraud.
A doctor-operator of such an installation (Hugh Jackman) meets a patient (Rebecca Ferguson) who suddenly blinds a cynic and a former military man. A deep passion unfolds. Everything else ceases to exist. Each fleeting movement of the breeze acquires a special meaning, each glance becomes an unforgettable romantic experience … And … here she disappears without any explanation, although the lovers planned an endless life together.
The hero is shocked. What happened? For weeks he scrolls every moment of his novel, trying to find out with the help of the installation: where did the failure occur? What is the reason for her escape? And so … Looks like he was stupidly deceived? Is the angel of God a creature spoiled by the underworld and drugs?
The assistant is in love with the hero, she tries not to add fuel to the fire. She is smart and loyal. And therefore he cannot lie. True, it turns out that the mistress opened up to the assistant for some reason before her escape.
Against the backdrop of melodrama, a post-apocalyptic picture of the world is raging: in the past some kind of war has died down, many cities are flooded, only the rich live on land, crime is off the charts, while states have survived and somehow maintain relative order. But all this is not so important. If you buy into such sketches, and psychology does not bother you, then most likely you will not get the satisfaction and expected action in the style of some ‘Mad Max’. Moreover, there are no chases, fights, skirmishes in the usual sense. They are, in general, there, but they are not the goal, but only emphasize certain experiences of the heroes.
The sad picture of a dying civilization (we are now at the beginning of this path) is decorated with a sudden outbreak of real emotions. Are they deceiving or not? Only a fantastic installation will help to understand and see the truth. Indeed, in ordinary life, it often happens that the true motivations remain hidden. Not understood.
Hugh Jackman is a genius actor. Rebecca Ferguson is a good actress. Tandive Newton (as an assistant) – great support. Lisa Joy – made her debut in directing a big movie, and she did it smoothly, stylishly, sensually. She herself wrote the script. About the impossibility of exposing feelings in the usual way. Simple motives, deep meanings.
Codec: HEVC / H.265 (52.4 Mb/s)
Resolution: Native 4K (2160p)
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
English: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
English SDH, French, Spanish.