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God in Film Guide: Ex Machina

There is nothing more human than the will to survive

God in Film Guide: Ex Machina

Mon 30 May 2022
There is nothing more human than the will to survive
Film and TV
Artificial Intelligence, Creation, Humanity, Wiring, nature, nurture
Bible reference(s): Matthew 24:18, Genesis 1:27, Jeremiah 1:5, Psalm 139

God in Film study guides combine your two favourite things, God and movies. Upskill yourself for group discussions that explores deep themes. Learn to be the Producer, Director and Reviewer of your own film discussion group.

Each God in Film guide provides you with a synopsis, planning guide, tips and specially selected clips for discussing in a group. Download the attached PDF guide to get started.

Synopsis: Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson) works as a coder for Bluebook, the world's largest internet search engine. When he wins a staff lottery he is given the chance to spend a week with the company's Founder and CEO, Nathan (Oscar Isaac). A helicopter delivers him to the reclusive genius's isolated residence. Caleb soon discovers that the visit is not purely recreational; he will be expected to take part in a cutting-edge experiment. Nathan has secretly created the world's first true artificial intelligence (AI) in the form of a beautiful robot named Ava (Alicia Vikander).

Caleb's role is to decide whether her AI is convincing by conducting a series of conversations with her, all the while observed by Nathan. The longer Caleb spends in the facility, the more complex his feelings towards Ava become. He also begins to make a number of troubling discoveries, including Nathan's drinking habit, the existence of live-in maid Kyoko (Sonoya Mizuno), and the building's frequent power cuts.

And this is just the beginning...

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