Synopsis: In 2044, solar storms have killed 99.7 % of the world's population and only 21 million people survive. The ROC Corporation has designed and built robots called Automata Pilgrim 7000 to help to rebuild the world. These robots have two security protocols; they can neither harm humans nor alter themselves or other robots. When police officer Sean Wallace shoots a robot and claims that it was altering itself, ROC insurance agent Jacq Vaucan is placed in charge of the investigation. Soon he believes that there is a "clocksmith" illegally modifying the robots. Jacq wants to live in the coast and asks his boss and friend Robert Bold to transfer him with his pregnant wife Rachel Vaucan to the coast. Robert offers the possibility if Jacq resolves the case. Jacq and Wallace go to a brothel where the modified robot Cleo attends and Wallace shoots its leg, expecting that the owner will lead them to the clocksmith. They meet Duprè but she is not the clocksmith that is modifying the robots. Soon Jac
Director(s): Gabe Ibáñez
Production: Millennium Entertainment
  6 nominations.
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109 min


Meteorological program

duration will be 32 minutes and 16 seconds.

Mechanical clouds will induce

heavy rainfall in 10 seconds.

Water acidification level

estimated at 8.4.

Clear skies over Central

Sector in Southeast Perimeter.

Do you know what this is?

It's the f***ing end

of the world.

All I told him was brush him.

Brush Charlie.

He was a good dog.

Loving, obedient.

There can't be many left like him.

But above all, he was

my wife's best friend!

How could your company repair

our suffering, Mr. Vaucan?

How could ROC put a price

to that kind of love?



Excuse me, sir.

Read my card.

Raise your right arm.

Yes, sir.

Grab my hand.

Grab it hard.


You don't believe me.

I paid a premium

for something, you know.

And my policy coverage

includes the whole...

family unit.

Charlie was family unit

and that thing killed him.

Killed him, sir?

Yes. Yes.

Be careful, sir.

The instrument

that you are handling

could be a threat

for your health.

I am thrilled

to inform you

that your unit

is in perfect condition.

It's the only one

in this kitchen

who couldn't harm a living being,

even if you force it to.

What the f***

are you insinuating?

I told you, Askol.

Shut up.

That dog was family unit.

It is very emotional to see there are still

people who care so deeply about family.

Welcome, Mr. Vaucan.



If you can count,

you can dance.

Next Monday is a new moon.

My sister says I'll give birth then,

when the moon changes.

I've been thinking that

when I go back to work...

we should have a domestic.

I'm sure the company

can get us a decent one.

I hope it comes

with the new moon.

- Can you count?

- Of course.

Then count with me.

One, two, three, four.

Dancing is mathematical.

If you can count, you can dance.

...will cause solar radiation

at 1.25 degrees.

Along the retaining wall

during most of the days.

The contaminating particles,

concentration levels

will remain stable

at or around...

Daylight will not be visible

until after 12 noon.

It's a Pilgrim 7000,

property of CCA...

the construction company

in charge of the outer wall.

The policeman who found it

said it was malfunctioning

and had to disconnect it

using violence.

He shot it.


He shot it.

The report says

it was self-repairing.

Self-repairing? The unit?

You should have run a few tests on the cop.

We did.

Positive for alcohol and methylamine.

He's currently

under investigation.

Does that moron know how much

this little toy is worth?

Goddamn it.

You can't see any big changes

at first sight,

but there's been significant alterations

performed inside the carcass.

Someone's had fun with this toy.

The power system converter's

been manipulated.

They've added a second

DC battery as a back-up.


the compensation fluid

is also new.

The serial numbers

haven't been erased.

They're all intact.

Can we track them down?

In fact, it has parts of other units

which also keep their serial numbers.

Crappy job.

Quite the contrary.

This is a very sophisticated job.

I'd say it's a clocksmith.

Although it looks like he wasn't concerned

about hiding the origin of the parts.

What about the Biokernel?

It's had a shot in the head.

The Biokernel's fried.

But judging by what

was found next to it...

I think it's quite safe to say

that this unit's software

was altered

to smuggle tools and parts.

This is for you.

What is this?

The bill.

ROC is not going to pay

for all of this bullshit.

This is an altered unit

without an owner.

An altered unit

is an illegal unit.

And until

this conflict is solved,

ROC's insurance will have

to cover the expenses.

Besides, according

to that report,

this is a unit

without a second protocol.

Oh, you know

that's plain stupid, right?


But unusual stupidity.

I've never seen this before.

Jacq, this clunker

is a sticky mess

and somebody's

got to clean it up.

And believe me,

I will not be that someone.

A unit without

the second protocol?

Cop is nuts.

He was high.

He said the unit

was repairing itself.

The guy was high. The fact is

that someone altered it. Maybe...

a clocksmith

in the ghetto.


We're not cops, Jacq.

We're just insurance agents.

Bob, I was thinking...

about staying away from the

streets for a little while.

Staying away

from all the filth.

What do you want,

a transfer?

Well, they say things

are better on the Coast.

The Coast?

Things are hard for everybody.

The company is struggling,

you know that.

Contract with the city

is up in the air.

Now is the time

to pitch in, not pack up.

I am burnt out.

Can't take this anymore.

Take a look at yourself.

Have you ever considered

how fortunate you are?

You got a good job.

You live in a great pod.

You have health insurance that allows you

and Rachel to have a beautiful baby girl.

It's a good life, Jacq.

And you know all you have

to do to keep it?

Find someone else to hold

accountable for this mess.

Just that.

Quit looking

in the garbage so much.

Maybe you'll see how

really lucky a guy you are.

Let me get this straight.

One of my 7000s has been

found trafficking stolen parts?

Not only that, but the poor clunker

has one or two loose screws?

That's dramatic.

The 7000 that was shot had 25 different

parts that didn't belong in it.

Some of which are from units

that also worked here.


Well, maybe...

one of your employees

tried to change or...

modify the unit.

Only ROC can repair robots.

That's how we can

guarantee security, sir.

Security, my ass.

Your units work

worse and worse every day.

The ones that aren't broken

are stolen by that scum.


if you're so concerned about security,

why don't you

disinfect that dump?

F***ing insurance.

We shoot on sight.

They know

it's a restricted area.

All the work we do here

is trying to prevent that scum

from invading the city.

I thought the wall was built

to protect us from the desert.

Sure. And planes

will fly again one day.

And what is this crap?

These pieces are from

a 7000 that's operative.

Number 206,

a welder in Section 5.

Welder 206 currently on duty.


You are leaving

the city limits

and entering

in a restricted area.

From this point on, the city is

not responsible of your security.

Don't shoot!

What do you have in there?

What do you have in there?

What do you have in there?

What do you have in there?

So, the unit leaves

its assigned workplace and...

escapes to set itself on fire...

on its own.

Are you serious?

What was it keeping

inside the box?

We have a few tools here.

These could be remains of...

heat sensors.

And I'd say

this seems to be a...

It's a nuclear battery.

Before the regression,

they used them

to move satellites.

It's a very powerful battery

and very hard to come by.

Can you install that in a Pilgrim?

Only if you want to barbecue it.

It's much more than that. Anyone that's

looking for autonomous power sources...

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