When Marc Jarvis (Tom Hughes) is diagnosed of an incurable throat
cancer, the plans his life to commit suicide and keep his body
cryogenically frozen in the Progeny Company awaiting for technology to
revive. In 2084, he becomes the first man to be successfully revived by
Dr. West (Barry Ward) and his team. The nurse Elizabeth (Charlotte Le
Bon) helps Marc in his recovery and he learns that his beloved lover
Naomi (Oona Chaplin) did the same expecting to live with him in the
future. However Marc finds previous fails in the project with several
casualties. Further, he is losing his only belongings his memories
and he does not recover his previous health. Out of the blue, Marc
takes a decision for Naomi and him.
"Realive" is a thoughtful sci-fi by Mateo Gil, the writer of the magnificent "Abre los Ojos". The story is interesting, approaching themes like ethics, afterlife without the original memories, adaptation to a future society with different moral and behaviors and so on. However the narrative is too cold despite the intriguing screenplay and the film does not work well. Marc Javis and Naomi should have been better developed in the beginning in order to make these characters likable. The hot Charlotte Le Bon is also wasted in a very limited character. Anyway, the story is original and provides a different view of immortality that makes the viewer think. My vote is six.
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Drama / Sci-Fi
Drama / Sci-Fi
Marc (Tom Hughes) is diagnosed with a disease and is given one year left to live. Unable to accept his own end, he decides to freeze his body. Sixty years later, in the year 2084, he becomes the first man to be revived in history. It is then he discovers that the love of his life, Naomi (Oona Chaplin), has accompanied him this entire time in a way that he'd never expected.
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