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Ship of Theseus (2012)Ship of Theseus (2012)

Ship of Theseus (2012)

Drama

6.9

movie

India

Arabic, English, Hindi

Inspiring, Instructive, Smart

2012

Anand Gandhi

Aida El-Kashef, Aida Elkashef, Aishwarya

143 min

Synopsis

Three stories about persons forced to think about the ethics and moral issues raised by medical advances.

Our Take

6.9
Vinay

Ever since the premier at the Toronto Film festival critics and viewers have been raving about this low-budget gem. A lot of people go as far as calling it a life-changing film, and rightfully so.  It tells the story of three people from different parts of the world who face new ethical problems caused by a change in their body: a blind photographer who finally gains sight; an animal rights activist whose newly diagnosed liver condition requires treatment that involves animal testing; and a man who, after having a kidney transplant, learns about the black market for organ trade. The title refers to the paradox that asks if all parts of a ship are replaced, does it stay the same ship? A beautiful intellectual exercise.

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