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A Scanner Darkly

An undercover cop loses his identity while investigating a new drug in a dystopian future.


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Based on the namesake novel by science fiction genius Philip K. Dick, 'A Scanner Darkly' is one of Richard Linklater's most ambitious films to date. With its very particular rotoscoping-animated visual style (it was digitally filmed and then "drawn" frame by frame), the movie offers us a desolate look into a drug-dominated future where surveillance and fear are enough by themselves to evoke paranoia and identity crisis.



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Plot summary

An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.

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