Errors of the Human Body 2013 UNRATED CC

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(14) IMDb 5.3/10
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Haunted by a personal loss, a brilliant geneticist working on a top-secret project unwittingly unleashes a virus in this sci-fi thriller.

Starring:
Michael Eklund, Karoline Herfurth
Runtime:
1 hour 42 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices.

Errors of the Human Body

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Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Drama, Thriller
Director Eron Sheean
Starring Michael Eklund, Karoline Herfurth
Supporting actors Tómas Lemarquis, Rik Mayall, Caroline Gerdolle, Yusuke Yamazaki, Ulrich Meinecke, Iván González, Usha Rani, Vincent De Ville, Christian Mock, Sienna Farall, Dina Welch
Studio IFC Midnight
MPAA rating Unrated
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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There, just saved you 101 minutes of "WTF!"
Gadgetastic
Direction = 3 The director does a good job at getting good performances, but can't bring this story together effectively.
Ron
Judging from the comments it seems there are people enjoyed it, but I was not one of them.
Victoria J. Dennison

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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Worldwalker1967 on April 23, 2013
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For relatively unknown movies, "tag" line descriptions provide vital information for prospective viewers to make a purchase decision. If they deliver what they promise, fair enough. But when they fail to capture the product, whether intentionally or through ineptitude, there's bound to be disappointment. In the world of Amazon movie reviews, such bait tactics can be deadly. However, I will rise above what I believe happened here, because the movie does have merit.

There is no virus released upon humanity. This film is neither a zombie event, nor does it depict a pandemic scenario. Does it have Sci-fi aspects? Okay, I'll give them that one, but only by the barest margin. Rather, the movie is more of a mediocre "thriller" mixed with the drama of human loss, wrapped around the dark side of genetic research. The cinematography and acting are decent. Michael Eklund aptly portrays a "lost" soul after suffering the death of his child (rare disease)and quid pro quo disintegration of his marriage. The first half paces nicely, with intrigue, character development, a taste of reawakened romance and plot thickening... in fact, I really enjoyed the nefarious lab researcher played by Tomas Lemarquis. His motives and take on corporate research/politics felt real without being over the top.

After an hour-plus into the production, things begin to drag. But not awfully... they just didn't transport the viewer to the next level. It's as if the writers were torn on which direction to proceed. Even to the last fifteen minutes of the movie, they still could have gone full throttle zombie, or horror-fest epidemic, or octopus-like corporate corruption culture - but alas, none of the above.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Victoria J. Dennison on May 16, 2013
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I threw my money away renting this movie. I thought it would be a taunt medical thriller, instead I viewed a slow moving boring movie. There was no "unleashed" virus, only a researcher who was depressed and a tad unstable. The actor acted so restrained in this film a person would think this it was a zombie flick...but it was not. Seriously, it was a waste of money and time. The supporting cast acted fine and the movie had the potential to be a pretty good one, but it just wasn't. Judging from the comments it seems there are people enjoyed it, but I was not one of them.
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Format: DVD
It's not surprising that the contemplative "Errors of the Human Body" has received a decidedly mixed reaction. I suspect it might be a film whose fervent supporters will proclaim it an instant masterpiece. Conversely, though, detractors might be willing to dismiss it entirely. A quintessential art house mood piece, Eron Sheean's medical puzzler will no doubt suffer from its own advertising and marketing. If you're expecting a "tense medical thriller" as the description promises, you might be a little perplexed. This is not an action based project, but one steeped in melancholy and regret. It creates and sustains an atmosphere that becomes increasingly unsettling. And for me, it worked. At about 3 1/2 stars, I'm going to round up to acknowledge the ambition behind the ideas presented. I've seen a number of these enigmatic and challenging movies recently from "Upstream Color" to "Antiviral," but I connected more fully with this one. It's not lighthearted, to be sure, but I liked the movie's quietness and descent into despair.

Michael Eklund plays a Canadian geneticist who has come to Germany to conduct experimental (and possibly ground-breaking) research. Reeling from a tragic illness that claimed his son's life, his work has been dedicated to the boy's memory. Reuniting with a former assistant (Karoline Herfurth), employed by a single-minded new boss (Rik Miyall), and meeting a creepy new scientific rival (Tomas Lemarquis), this institute poses a whole new set of challenges. In essence, they have used his grief for their own scientific gain. But that is just the beginning of the moral and ethical conundrums that face those who would "play God.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Kaplan on May 29, 2013
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It struck me as a well filmed and lit (cinematography and lighting were good) student film (again with great production values). The actors were fine, but both the plot line and character development were 2 star. The ending felt very 'screen tested' as in the makers tried various endings and tagged this one on based on audience (or perhaps personal) approval even though it was a choppy ending. If they were going to use this ending, they really could have re-edited the film body to so the end could click-into-place for audience impact.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy on May 26, 2013
Format: DVD
Geoff (Michael Eklund) is an American genetic doctor involved in prenatal testing. He is invited to work in Germany, which he accepts. Here we meet Rebekkah (Karoline Herfurth) who worked as an intern for him, a relationship we immediately can tell was not just professional. We also meet Jarek (Tómas Lemarquis) another scientist who Geoff doesn't like for no particular reason.

The story starts out very simply and then cleverly builds layers while slowly revealing the past and its relevance to current times. I liked the plot construction and its integrate weaving of the past into an ironic ending. The main problem of this tale is that the characters are boring. They lack pizazz. The whole story is humorless, unless you consider the background score as the sound cells make when they divide. The dryness of the story overwhelms the clever plot weave.

Parental Guide: f-bombs, brief sex, brief nudity (Caroline Gerdolle)
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