After receiving mysterious empty packages inside his apartment, a young computer-programmer begins a personal investigation into their origins.
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After receiving mysterious empty packages inside his apartment, a young computer-programmer (named Simon) begins a personal investigation into their origins. This leads him to discover his odd and eccentric neighbors; an artificially intelligent robot-head, named Adam; a virtual-reality sex game; and a possible corporate conspiracy. As the story progresses, Simon's grip on reality becomes more and more tenuous, while his craving for Nature Fresh milk becomes almost unbearable. Is it all just in his mind, or is something more sinister happening here? Written by DSC_182

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Rated R for language, sexual content and violent images | See all certifications »

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During Simon's programming, code quickly flashes. The scrolling code is a Perl script that virus scans HTTP/FTP downloads request on a UNIX server after passing through the Squid proxy server. This is a real project named "Viralator". See more »


[first lines]
Hiep Pham: Simon, we're still waiting for your code. Everyone else has finished. May I remind you that your completion date is non-negotiable? I repeat, non-negotiable.
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Referenced in The Benchwarmers (2006) See more »


Written by Sigtryggur Baldursson and Jóhann Jóhannsson
Performed by DIP
Courtesy of Bad Taste (Reykjavik)
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fantastic sci fi
29 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one absolutely fantastic movie - I had to watch it more than once to read the newspaper articles shown in the early part of the movie - the main character, a computer programmer, can't quite complete a program code that he is supposed to write, since he seems to be slowly losing his mind - he is pressed to find out why this is happening (i.e., "paranoia") - this movie is not only entertaining and suspenseful - but it also represents a well established fear of big biotechnology (and other) corporations' power and desire to control the minds of consumers, just to sell their products - this was quite impressive - I am expecting sequels and copy-cats to show up soon - the theme is right on point with today's market-driven economy - I noticed that there seemed to be an effort by the producer/director to block out any mention or hint of known consumer product brands of any kind, such as Intel/windows computers, etc. - it was difficult, if not impossible to decide when the storyline took place, e.g., in present-day, near present, or far into the future - this movie definitely merits further discussion

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