Blade Runner [The Final Cut] 1982 M
3.00PM Sun 13 Mar 2016
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed
Los Angeles 2019: a rainy dystopia choking with neon. Ex-policeman Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) returns to service to hunt and terminate illegal-bioengineered replicants. Created by humans, the replicants are treated as aliens, slaves with a four year life span, manufactured to help colonise space. Deckhard hunts four fugitives, who return to Earth in their own existential quest for personal freedom. Based on the Philip K. Dick novel 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, director Ridley Scott's characters, both human and machine, raise questions about the nature of humanity and what constitutes natural as opposed to artificial. Undermining the distinction between the real and the simulated, Blade Runner exists in a world where cyborgs can display more humanity than the humans who hunt them.
This screening is part of the 'Mind vs Machine: What Makes Us Human?' film program at GOMA.
M | Moderate violence, Moderate coarse language
DCP, COLOUR, DOLBY, 117 MINUTES, USA/HONG KONG, ENGLISH/GERMAN/CANTONESE/JAPANESE/HUNGARIAN (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: RIDLEY SCOTT / SCRIPT: HAMPTON FANCHER, DAVID WEBB PEOPLES / BASED ON THE NOVEL BY PHILIP K DICK / CINEMATOGRAPHER: JORDAN CRONENWETH / CAST: HARRISON FORD, SEAN YOUNG, DARYL HANNAH / EDITOR: MARSHA NAKASHIMA / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: ROADSHOW ENTERTAINMENT