Belgrade, 2074 – Edit is a psychology student having problems with passing one exam for some time, until she finally decides to get a military chip installed that would help her with it.
Belgrade, 2074 – Edit is a psychology student having problems with passing one exam for some time, until she finally decides to get a military chip installed that would help her with it. At the same time, she gets a job at a social research company TDR, babysitting an autistic math genius Abel. Abel discovered a divine formula that connects all the forces on the Earth, and the same formula can help you see the future, but as soon as it is put to a computer, the computer becomes self-aware and shuts down. As time passes, Edit finds out that she is a part of this strange situation more that she could ever imagine, and more awesome weirdness happens…
This Serbian film has awesome written all over it. It’s a sequel to the graphic novel “Technotise”, written by Aleksa Gajić, who is also the director of this film.
The flick deals with a similar subject as “Ghost in the Shell” does, and it could most probably go as one of the best animated cyberpunk stuff that I have seen for some time now. It deals with a question of what truly is alive, the contemplations of AI autonomy, the limitlessness of human existence, and the idea of a “God” formula found through science. The basic cyberpunk stuff. The core of cyberpunk ideas.
The characters are fun and witty, the general feeling is cool, and if you ever went to see Belgrade, you would see it’s the same city, only 60 years in the future.
The animation is a combination of a few techniques that enhance the experience of the action parts in the film, and it’s quite obvious that it’s inspired by Japanese anime. The fact that Edits dead pet (robotic dog) was named Otomo is a reference to Katsuhiro Otomo, the creator of the legendary manga and anime “Akira”. One of the things that I personally really liked in this flick, was that it had a lot of humor. It’s fun and funny, and the humor doesn’t ruin the plot or the seriousness of the situations that characters are found in. So go and watch it. This is, most definitely, a warm recommendation!
<Hush> If you’re having problems finding this film, the whole movie is on Youtube, with subs 😉
Technotise: Edit i ja 2009
Director: Aleksa Gajić
Written by: Aleksa Gajić
Stars/voice: Sanda Knežević, Igor Bugarski, Tatjana Đorđević, Nikola Đuričko, Nebojša Glogovac