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OtherLife (2017)

After inventing a drug that induces time-compressed virtual realities, young Ren grapples with partner Sam over how to use their powerful creation.


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Credited cast:
Jessica De Gouw ... Ren Amari
Shalom Brune-Franklin ... Coder #2
Thomas Cocquerel ... Danny
T.J. Power ... Sam
Liam Graham ... Jared Amari
Daniielle Alexis ... Train station pedestrian
Clarence Ryan ... Byron Finbar
Tiriel Mora ... Dr. Amari
Adam T Perkins ... Security Guard
Hoa Xuande ... Coder #1
Priscilla-Anne Jacob ... Miss Wilson (as Priscilla-Anne Forder)
Joseph J.U. Taylor ... Judd (voice)
Maggie Meyer ... Board Member
Anna Philp ... Pedestrian
Sarah Anjuli ... Start-up Programmer (as Sarah Hopkins)


After inventing a drug that induces time-compressed virtual realities, young Ren grapples with partner Sam over how to use their powerful creation.

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A whole year in a minute.


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Release Date:

15 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Iншожиття See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The security firm from which Ren takes a jacket is named "DMT Security". DMT is short for N,N-Dimethyltryptamine, a short-acting and extremely powerful psychedelic whose effects at a breakthrough dose include loss of contact with the user's surroundings and inner mystical experiences than can appear "more real than reality". See more »


Ren Amari: As far as the brain is concerned, reality and fantasy are chemically identical.
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Good Original Sci-Fi if You Haven't Seen Playtest
30 October 2017 | by Kim_Kobusch_SimonsenSee all my reviews

OtherLife is the story of a piece of software that can transport you into a dream-like world (like Total Recall). The movie discusses the implications of the software through the 2 developers' secret projects with the software.

For a low-budget science fiction movie there is a lot of positive things to point out. I was personally impressed with the visual effects and the courage to tell the story through the language of cinematography (dolly zooms, Dutch angles, color-grading, etc.). When it comes to acting and sound design I found the movie did a decent job and it never felt like an amateur low-budget movie to me.

Unfortunately there were 2 things that annoyed me about the movie: Firstly, the movie takes ideas from existing sci-fi which makes the story unoriginal and predictable (to some extend). It reminded me in particular of 2 Black Mirror episodes; White Christmas and Playtest. If you haven't seen Black Mirror I think you will find this more original, less predictable and consequently enjoy it more. Secondly, the protagonist is a very smart woman working on the software, but she only appears to be smart when working on the software and not in any other part of her life. I don't want to give any examples of this since that would spoil the plot. If you don't expect to share these issues then I believe you will like or maybe even love this movie.

In conclusion i enjoyed watching the movie, and I am surprised by the low rating (my ratings are usually 1-2 points under the average). Despite a few issues I will definitely keep my eyes open for this directors next project.

To me OtherLife is a decent movie which amounts to a 6/10 in my rating distribution.

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