Transfer, Germany, 2010
In a near future, a rich elderly couple pays a company to transfer their minds in younger bodies. The bodies are those of two poor young Africans, who sold themselves to gain money for their families. The “original owners” of the bodies return to consciousness during four hours each night. The old couple has 30 days to decide if they keep the bodies or not.
A little known film that received some good reviews. A fine psychological sci-fi drama about a frightening technology that exploits human beings. The theme reminds a little the series Dollhouse and Seconds (1966) with also different aspects. This is well played, the two main actors play convincingly two different characters in a same body. The characters are not uni-dimensional. A troubling and thought provoking film.