Synopsis: A woman is held captive by a scientist in a futuristic smart house, and hopes to escape by reasoning with the Artificial Intelligence that controls the house.
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Production: Addictive Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min


Ooh, Julia,

you been hurting tonight.

Keep telling you,

do better with apartner.

Where's the rest?

You want to make more?

Steal better sh*t.

I don't need this.


Please don't.




Help me get this off.

Help me cut this off.


F***ing cut this off me.

Are you f***ing crazy?

You want to die down here?

Then cut me loose.

What's your big plan?

How do we get out?

What's wrong with her?

Maybe the thing fried her brain.

-Do you know what it's for? This thing.

-I don't know.

I'm out trying to pick up trade,

and next thing I know,

I wake up in this place.

-What about you?

-We're gonna need more of these.

We should've just waited

for thepolice to find us--

Listen to me.

No one was coming to save us.

We're not the kind of people

the police go lookingfor,

and he knows that.

That's why he chose us.

If I cut the power to the bars,

we can try picking a lock.

Hey! Be careful!


Have to throw it harder. Sh*t! Sparks!

Stay away from the gas line

or we'll go up inflames.


Maybe that's not such a bad idea.

We're going to do this. What are you doing?

This is bad.

What are you doing?

You're gonna get us killed.

Guys, get back.

Get back!


Take this.

What is this place?

It looks like somebody's house.

Come on!

Come on!

I found the front door.

Come on!

Come on! Come and help me open it.

No. Wait.

Don't do it.

Now what?

We gotta get this open!

Come on! Come on!

Get ready to jump.

Come on! Come on!

Come on!

Help me!

Tau, stop!

Welcome home, Alex.

There has been an emergency.

Show me.

Show me what happened.

The surveillance system is offline.

And what about the PSI Project data?

The PSI Project data is unreadable.

Alex,your heart rate

has become elevated. Now enteringZen Mode.

Please enjoy Nocturne in E Minor,

Opus 55, by Frederic Chopin.

Take care of this.

Yes, Alex.

Tau, lower the temperature four degrees.

Yes, Alex.

Try anything and Tau will kill you.


Welcome home, Alex.

I trust your day was productive.

While you were away,

every surface of thehousewas cleaned

and disinfected,

except for Subject Three, as requested.

Dinner tonight will be Chilean sea bass,

served with foie gras-stuffed

fingerling potato.

I've also decanted

the Chateau de Sancerre Rouge.

Good job, Tau.

Here. I know you like music.

This is Brahms' symphony.

Thank you, Alex.

I shall enjoy it.

Your video conference is scheduled

to beginin approximately ten minutes.


Please untie me.


Yes, Alex?

Make sure she doesn't move

from this spot.

Of course.

And if she speaks,

rip out hertongue.

The ability to learn

and make decisionsfrom a feeling

is a distinctly humantrait,

but no longer.

For the first time,

a revolution inartificial intelligence

has been developed at Upton.

Based on emotional intelligence


an AI module that candemonstrate

human understanding.

PSI Beta from Upton Tech.

So... We can go

with a more muted background,

if you have a preference.

-Do you have a preference?

-Have I ever not?

Okay, Alex,

let's not get stuck on this, okay?

I don't think this comment was a reaction

to some grand statement

about your personality.

Not at all.

- I just said it.

- We are all aware of how--

You didn't call this meeting

just to show me marketing materials,

all ofwhich, by the way,

are narrated by a voice sample

that was trashed seven months ago.

But as I said, I...

find it highly unlikely

that's the real reasonyou wanted to...

check in.

We want to talk about the delay.

Alex, you said you'd

have results for us today.

What happened?

Does it look like

I have time to update you

on everysingle up and down?

- Alex, you're the CEO...

- I'm also the chief--

...and you didn't set foot

in the boardroom for months.

You've cut us off entirely.

Your AI prototypes are light yearsahead

of anyone in the field,

but you'retoosecretive.

If you shared your research methods,

we could help you.

-We need this contract. We're going under.

-PSI prototype operates flawlessly

95% of thetime.

-And the other 5%?

-Well, I'm working on it.

DARPA is offering us

ten times the contract we got for Aries.

There's no second chances this time.

Name me one time I failed you.

This company is my life.

This project is my life.

-Remember that.

-This is exactly the same thing--


Yes, Alex?

-Put Subject Three in thebathroom.

-Of course.



-This one is highly flammable.


These aren't even on the market yet.

I believe that concludes our business.

I just need your...

Today's the 2nd...



Help, please!

Perfectly new, as you specified.

Thank you, sir.




Thank you, sir. Have a great day.


Stop! Stop!

-Just let me go, please.

-I can't.

Please just let me go!

I can't. Okay?

Just breathe.

Just breathe.



The implant continued to function

throughout her escape.

The recordings are the strongest

we've receivedfrom a subject.

Intuition and drive readings

are promising.

What do you want from me?

This is a test to stimulate

your highercognitive functions.

I want you to complete it.


Because I need you to.

You destroyed my lab,

killed the other subjects.

Until my equipment is rebuilt, we're going

to have to do this the old-fashioned way.

You really think I'd keep you alive

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