Real Humans (2012) – Sweden


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Year: 2012
Original title: Äkta Människor
Runtime: 10 episodes @60 min
Country: Sweden
Language: Swedish
Subtitles: English: (.srt)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Director: Lars Lundström
Cast:
Andreas Wilson
Lisette Pagler
Pia Halvorsen
Johan Paulsen
Natalie Minnevik
Kåre Hedebrant
Leif Andrée
Eva Röse

Plot / Synopsis:
In a parallel present the artificial humans have come into its own. Robots no longer have anything robot-like about them. New technology and advancements in the field of science have made it possible to manufacture a product – a kind of mechanized servant – that is so similar to a real human that it can often be considered a perfectly good substitute. The Human Robot (HUBOT) have also given rise to new problems and dilemmas. Thorny legal questions have increasingly started to occupy people’s minds and are still waiting to be answered: Who is responsible for the actions of a hubot? Do hubots have some form of “hubot rights”? Should they be paid for their work? As an ever growing number of people form relationships with hubots, the boundaries between human and machine become blurred. When humans make copies of themselves, which are so close to the real thing they form emotional bonds, question arises – What does it really mean to be ‘human’?

Comments

  1. Does anyone know if they’re actually making a second season? I’ve read other pages from March 2012 that offered hints there of, but then after that, nothing. Was the idea canned or is there still a chance?

  2. xenaphobe says:

    She don’t look very swedish

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