D-I-M, Deus in MachinaPosted in 2007, Germany, Science Fiction, Short Films
At the end of the twenty-first century society has given up on the illusion of happiness for everyone. Another ideal has taken its place: your usefulness for society has become the measure of all things. Based on its own rating of the citizens, a dehumanized system distributes goods and services to the inhabitants of it’s world.
Lutz is not cut out for this. He is a romantic aficionado of nostalgic 2D-films of the twenties century. Instead of paying his dues to society, he prefers to sit in front of his antique DVD player and immerses himself in a world where there is still freedom, adventure and heroism. Soon his romantic inclination gets him kicked out of university and loses him his prestigious enrollment at the institute for neuro-informatics. Without perspective or status he finds himself in a situation with no way out.
But Lutz has a plan, and with a little help from his one true friend Jannik, he’s ready to defy the system and win a future.29 min