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Gattaca (1997)

Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller

6.9

movie

United States of America
English, Esperanto
Smart, Suspenseful, Thought-provoking
1997
Andrew Niccol
Alan Arkin, Blair Underwood, Carlton Benbry
106 min

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In a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics, humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. Young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet is determined to infiltrate the GATTACA space program.

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6.9
The Staff

Ethan Hawke, Uma Therman and Jude Law star in this film, set in the not-so-distant future, where humans are genetically engineered to be as close to perfect as possible. Any child who is conceived in the traditional fashion is labeled inferior and is discriminated against by the rest of society. The movie follows the life of Hawke’s character who, although looked down upon and considered genetically inadequate, attempts to break free from the tethers his peers have placed on him to pursue his lifelong dream of traveling to outer-space.

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