• Synopsis

    Humanoid robots are like new creatures on our planet. They work at reception desks, in shopping malls or as chefs. And they are coming into our private lives…

    „With an A.I., you have to keep your sentences short and to the point.“
    This piece of advice is given to Chuck as he’s picking up his new robot partner Harmony fresh from the factory. Together they go on a road trip through California. As it turns out at a second glancing, the sex robot Harmony likes books and can ad lib quote Ray Kurzweil.

    In Tokyo, Grandma Sakurai is introduced to the cute robot Pepper, a present from her son, so she has someone to keep her company. But soon Pepper turns out to be quite capricious, finding the old lady’s conversation topics of little interest.

    While Harmony and Chuck are searching for love, and Pepper and Grandma are killing time, pressing questions arise: How will robots and artificial intelligence change our lives? What will we win, what will we lose? And, who will be the main protagonists of the future world? The documentary shows us tomorrow’s world today.


  • Crew
  • Awards & Festivals


    Max Ophüls Award 2019

    Best Documentary
    Read the full Jury statement here

    German Film Awards 2019

    Nomination Best Documentary


    Milano Design Film Festival -#MDFF WORLD TOUR, Hong Kong, 2019

    NOW Film Edition, Moscow, 2019

    IDFA – International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, 2019

    A Design Film Festival, Singapore, 2019

    NOW Film Festival, Moscow, 2019

    Science+Fiction Film Festival, Trieste, Italy, 2019

    International Science Films Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2019

    Odessa International Film Festival, Ukraine, 2019

    Filmfestival Kitzbühel, Austria, 2019

    Flahertiana Film Festival, Perm, Russia, 2019

    Brisbane International Filmfestival, 2019

    Antenna Film Festival, Sydney, 2019

    Margaret Mead-Film Festival, NYC, USA, 2019

    Bratislava One World Film Festival, Slovakia, 2019

    CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival, Hungary, 2019

    Millenium Docs Against Gravity, Poland, 2019

    Sheffield Doc Fest, UK, 2019

    Belgrade Documentary Film Festival , Serbia, 2019

    Odessa Film Festival, Ukraine, 2019

    Flahertiana Film Festival Perm, Russia, 2019

    Silbersalz-Festival, Halle (Saale), Germany, 2019

    Hot Docs, Toronto, Canada, 2019

    Visions du Réel, Nyon, Switzerland, 2019

    CPH:DOX, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2019

    Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis, Saarbrücken, 2019




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