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Cypher Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jeremy Northam, Lucy Liu, Nigel Bennett, Timothy Webber, David Hewlett

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CYPHER is a film directed by Vincenzo Natali (Cube) in 2002.

Morgan Sullivan has just been hired by Digicorp, a global computer corporation. He will have to change his name, work as a corporate spy and record speeches during conventions. He's soon contacted by Rita Foster who tells him that he's been brainwashed by Digicorp. Morgan will be then approached by another big corporation, Sunways, in order to work as a double agent and provide Digicorp with wrong information. Morgan suffers more and more frequently from severe headaches and nightmares and is starting to wonder whether he's Morgan or Jack Thursby, the new personality Digicorp tried to impose on him. Now, a third party, Rita's boss, wants Morgan to work for him, betray both corporations and finally deliver a special CD-Rom containing vital Sunways data.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   science fiction story Spying - Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   unraveling a conspiracy Character operated on/altered?    -   Yes Kind of alteration:    -   given another personality/identity If the enemy is a group...    -   big corporation/rich guy

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   spy Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Physically sick

Setting

Earth setting:    -   near future (later in 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Big cities?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   bar/restaurant    -   lab Kind of city    -   Beautiful sparkling advanced city

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Tone of movie    -   upbeat Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kinds of F/X    -   exploding bombs

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