Synopsis: After his wife leaves him for his former best friend, a failed London artist begins his descent into madness in trying to win her back.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Director(s): Karel Reisz
Production: Cinema V
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 10 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

Hi, darling. It's me.

I thought we'd have lunch

together today.

Oh, angel, you look sad.

You know, it's a very,

very natural thing.

It's actually a very

human thing to feel sad.

But emotions aren't bad.

I'm sorry, baby.

I'm still trying to get them

to change their mind

and let you out for a little bit.

No! Get off!


Oh, god!

Morgan. Calm...

Hey. Calm down, please.

Hey, Morgan.

It's okay.

Remote access brief for synsect.


case number 6b1138.

Audio ID. Please identify.

Lee weathers.

Risk management.

Access granted.

Please stand by.

Good day, miss weathers.

Sorry for the short notice,

but we really appreciate

your urgent response on this.

As you can see from the flash report,

details are sketchy.

We do know there was an incident

involving the l-9 prototype

at one of our off-site labs.

Normally, we would send

a security team,

but given the extreme sensitivity

of the l-series genetic research,

we feel it best to exert

a light touch here.

We don't want another Helsinki.

Keep the project staff on-site

and make your assessment

following the psych eval.

Dr. Ben shapiro from psych tech

will join you

to interview the subject.

Synsect has invested

significant capital

in the l-series product, and, well,

let's just say these folks

have been holed up for quite a while.


Lee weathers. I'm expected.

The faculty are a close-knit group,

so it's very possible

they've drifted off

the original project brief.

Update me following initial contact.

Confirmed. Delete file.

Miss weathers.

Ted brenner.

I'm the project manager.

We spoke online.

Nice to meet you.

Let me help you with your luggage.

Did you find the place okay?

I did.

I don't know if you've

already been informed,

but we just got word

that Dr. shapiro has been detained.

Yes, I've been informed.

It's unfortunate, I know.

He should be here

early tomorrow morning,

so, if you don't mind waiting...

I guess I don't really have

much of a choice.

This way, please.

You have your own bathroom

with a shower.

Hot water is ample here.

I'd be happy to give you a tour

of the facilities if you'd like.

I'd actually like to meet

with Dr. Cheng and Dr. ziegler.

Absolutely. They're eager to meet you.

And Kathy grieff.


I haven't checked in

on her today, but...

As soon as you do,

let her know I'd like to see her.

- Of course.

- And Morgan.

As soon as possible.

I will be sure

to let Dr. ziegler know.

I think you'll see the results

of our investment,

despite the current setbacks,

are quite remarkable.

Thank you, Ted.


This is Lee.

You're clear to get started.

This is not just about the l-9.

Someone has really screwed up.

Use today to take

a closer look at the team.

Of course.

After shapiro's analysis tomorrow,

I'll have a more complete picture.

I also hope to see Morgan today.

I may need to press the issue.

Be cautious, miss weathers.

Make sure

all safety protocols are in place.

But above all, preserve the asset.

To confirm, I'm acting

on your full authority?

Absolutely, miss weathers.


- Hi.

- Hi.

I'm Amy.

The behaviorist.

That's right.

I just reviewed your paper

on cnt in hybridized neuro-tech,

and it was very impressive.

Oh, thank you. But, I mean...

That was an old paper.

I can't even remember what I wrote.

You seem to have managed

to put a lot of it into practice.

I'll take your word for it.

You know, you're nowhere

near as scary as I imagined.

I'd love to chat more, but I'm

in the middle of getting settled.

I'll get out of your hair.

Boundary issues, right?

Is that what it says in my file?

- Something like that.

- Yeah.

You probably know

more about me than I do.

I wouldn't say that.

Look, I get it.

Okay, you have a job to do,

just like everybody else here.

Look, if you ever

need anything from me,

don't hesitate to ask.

I appreciate that. Thank you.

They tell you dinner's at 8:00?

Skip's making a lasagna.

Everybody loves lasagna, right?


Hey, there.

You're skip.

Right. You're...

The consultant from corporate.

Well, I am the nutritionist

and general kitchen monkey,

so if you need anything, let me know.

Do you need anything? Water?

Beer? Maybe a protein shake?

No. I'm good. Thank you.

My glorious contribution to science.

You hunt?

Oh, yeah.

We're farm fresh around here.

I'm not a half bad shot.

There you are.

- I see you've met skip.

- I have.

Well, Dr. ziegler is just

finishing up a spot of work.

But I thought

we might pop in on Kathy.

Nice to meet you.

Nice to meet you.

Kathy, Brenda,

this is Lee weathers from corporate.

Dr. Finch.

Kathy, I'd love to have a chat.

I'm up for anything.

I told bren, I told the doc.

Hell, I told everybody. I don't need

to be in this goddamn bed.

But nobody seems to

want to listen to me, so...

She's just been medicated.

I'd like to speak with her in private.

She needs her rest.

It won't take too long.

It's fine.

We'll be right outside.

How are you feeling?

I look worse than I feel.

I can promise you that.

Look, this wasn't Morgan's fault.

It was my fault. Really.

I was, like...


She was in a mood.

The company doesn't have to

worry about me. Really.

We are worried.

Any time an employee is in danger.

No, I don't...

That's not... I mean,

it was my mistake.

I shouldn't have confused her.

Morgan's not a "she."

It's an "it."

Oh, you're wrong about that,

miss weathers.

She's smart.

She's smarter than any of us.

But that's not what makes

Morgan special.

There was joy in her heart

before we shoved her back in that box.

You haven't met her?

Not yet.

You'll see.

You will. You really will.

Nothing here is a foregone conclusion.

I'm just looking for some answers.

Some information.

You're a liar.

There's a smile on your face, but...

I can tell what you are.

You're a goddamned assassin.

Get better soon.

No, I'm sorry.

It's these lousy drugs.

I'm not myself.

She's a good girl.

She just got it all mixed up,

just for a moment.

It can happen to anyone.

It can.

Feel better.

Dr. ziegler.

Miss weathers.


Yes, absolutely.

It's unfortunate your stay

has been needlessly extended.

That's okay, doctor. We'll adjust.

Why don't you get me up to speed?

Yes. Please.

The creation of synthetic DNA

was the relatively simple half

of the equation.

The second half is where

it gets a little more tricky.

Like a magician,

we tricked the neural network

into accepting

our nano into its ranks,

to alight in its midst.

Then during the incubation period,

the nano begins to introduce

its own language,

its own commands.

The growth rate of the organism

gradually accelerates as it reacts to

and reproduces the new stimuli.

Yes, I have read the material, doctor.

Yes. Of course.

Well, as you know,

Morgan was our third attempt.

Our first full-term subject developed

internal features externally.

It's not working. It's dropping.

It expired not long after

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