Our review of I’m Your Man: And Woman Created The Android

I’m Your Manwith Dan Stevens and Maren Eggert, debunks the myth of soul mates. Benedict Neuenfels / Top and Short

REVIEW – A bachelor reluctantly tests out a robot programmed to satisfy her in this cutting edge modern romance.

Can a robot develop feelings? Can a human fall in love with an android? In these SF shots, the German actress and director Maria Schrader (Deutschland 83, Unorthodox) delivered with I’m Your Man a modern idyll with sharp Germanic lucidity. And deviates from its axis the good old romantic comedy. His debunking of the soul mate myth is guaranteed without blue flower or sentimentality. It even includes a hint of melancholy and existential dread.

To win the support of his boss, Alma, an archaeologist from Berlin, reluctantly tests a robot whose algorithm has been designed to meet the slightest needs of its owner. The machine with the steely blue eyes, which responds to the sweet name of Tom, declaims verses by Rilke, speaks with the vaguely foreign accent which is irresistible to him, dances the rumba with mechanical precision and spouts rosy compliments. stinging. “Your eyes are like two frozen lakes” pick up the palm. Cohabitation…

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