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6 Ratings

Friendship's Death

Directed by Peter Wollen
United Kingdom, 1987
Sci-Fi, Drama


In 1970s, aliens send a female android diplomat to Earth on a mission of peace. She lands in war-torn Palestine instead of MIT by mistake and meets a friendly UK journalist there. They begin a series of insightful conversations.

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Friendship's Death Directed by Peter Wollen

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  • dionysus67's rating of the film Friendship's Death

    Film theorist/director Wollen condenses in a hotel room the riddle of humanity: Our capacity to blush and to be ashamed, here at technological will-to-power (destruction/extinction.) Stunning camerawork inside a shady room in the Jordan of the Black September depicts the friendship between a journalist and 'Friendship' (a divine Tilda Swinton as a human looking robot). Dazzling humanist manifesto simulated as sci-fi!

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