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|Production country:||USA 2017|
|Running time:||Ca. 111 Min|
|Rated:||From 12 years|
The famous scientist Gordon Dunn presents to the public a revolutionary invention that can be used to record and replay human memories. Shortly after the presentation, Dunn is found dead in his office. While the police can follow only few traces, Carolyn (Julia Ormond), the widow Dunns, withdraws completely from the public. Only one mysterious stranger (Peter Dinklage) manages to get the grieving Carolyn to open up a little for him. What she doesn't suspect is that the unknown man only visited her to steal her husband's invention in order to clear up Dunn's death himself. Why, that remains its tragic secret…
"Rememory" is an interesting thriller drama. The idea of recording human memories is truly not new. You already know the topic from movies like "Strange Days" or from the series "Black Mirror". Yet, even though the story isn't exactly original, its starting point for a guilt-and-sühne thriller works out quite well. With Peter Dinklage, Julia Ormond and Anton Yelchin in one of his last roles, who unfortunately died far too early, the film is really well cast.
The problem is rather the over-ambitious staging of Mark Palansky, who wants to tell the story slowly, artfully and mysteriously. This undoubtedly creates a truly engaging atmosphere. However, the story unfortunately lacks any tempo at all and you can't help feeling that the story could have been told more effectively in a much shorter time. However, Palansky can't prevent the viewer from being plagued by extreme boredom, despite the captivating pictures and a basically good story.
"Rememory" is not a bad movie. Not really. But it is a work that gives away a lot of potential and doesn't turn an exciting premise into more than average entertainment on TV level. There's only one for that: (at least in cinema) conditionally worth seeing!
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