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High Maintenance (2006)

In the near-future, a woman whose robotic husband fails to meet her standards returns and upgrades him for a better version with standards that she now fails to meet.

Director:

Phillip Van

Writer:

Simon P. Biggs (as Simon Biggs)
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Nicolette Krebitz ... Jane
Wanja Mues ... Paul
Judith Rohde Judith Rohde ... Delivery woman
Anna Schenk-Rollmann Anna Schenk-Rollmann ... Marie
Lisa Zlotnick Lisa Zlotnick ... Call Center Operator (voice)
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In the near-future, a woman whose robotic husband fails to meet her standards returns and upgrades him for a better version with standards that she now fails to meet.

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Country:

Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Высокий уровень обслуживания See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

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Avanti Media Fiction See more »
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Clever take on male/female relationships -- bold and creative.
30 January 2007 | by adoraburlSee all my reviews

Most impressive is the high end look and feel -- you would think the budget was 100 times larger than it was, and that the time spent making it was 6 months rather than about a week. Very professional in every way, this "short film" presages a "long career" for the director. Also, the acting is top notch -- often short films suffer from poor performances by whomever was willing to do the job for little pay. In this film, the lead roles are performed by accomplished professionals who give this project an air of commercial and artistic integrity that is based in reality, not artifice. I applaud this film, and encourage you to watch it and share it with your friends.


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