Mr. Robot

  • 106'
  • USA
  • 2015
In most films and TV series, hacking looks like an easy task: put on a hoodie, sit, type fast and press enter. Mr. Robot (2015) dares to add some artistic and political weight to that cliché. Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek) is a cybersecurity engineer by day and a hacktivist by night, recruited by the mysterious Mr Robot to insert some chaos into the capitalist order: bringing down major corporations, cancelling debts.
The twist is that, thanks to his paranoia and depression, the world according to Elliot becomes an oddly stylish place for him and the viewer. Originally thought as a film by its creator and director Sam Esmail (Comet), Mr. Robot became an episodic web of deception and thrills, which update the anarchistic and neurotic pleasures of Taxi Driver and Fight Club for the cyber age. With episodes directed by Niels Arden Oplev and Sam Esmail.
Director
Sam Esmail
Country of production
USA
Production Year
2015
Festival Edition
IFFR 2016
Length
106'
Medium
DCP
Language
English
Producer
Igor Srubshchik
Production Company
Universal Cable Productions
Sales
Universal Pictures International
Cast
Rami Malek, Christian Slater
Local Distributor
NPO
Website
http://www.usanetwork.com/mrrobot