CAT OF THE DAY 070: EVA (2011)
(Note: Alex’s robot cat has been behaving exactly like a real cat.)
Max the Factotum: “Alex, this cat must be faulty. Maybe you should repair it.”
Alex the Inventor: “Gris is a free robot. He does what he wants. Maybe he doesn’t conform to all the safety regulations, but he’s good company.”
German actor Daniel Brühl (who was born in Barcelona, has a Spanish mother and speaks fluent Spanish) plays a cybernetic genius called Alex in the feature debut of Spanish film-maker Kike Maillo. It’s a beautiful, bewitching science fiction movie set in a retro-looking world in which robots are an accepted part of everyday life, though they are still being perfected.
Alex has a robot cat.
By the end of the film, you will want one too.
There are a couple of quick shots of the cat in the trailer, which ill-advisedly tries to make the film look like a sci-fi thriller.
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