If you were disappointed by the recent Surrogates movie, then this movie is going to restore your faith in that film’s underlying concept. In this future-set world mothers carry in-utero genetic clones of their children. The clones are kept in individual networked vats, and the person’s diseases and pain are downloaded to the clone throughout its life. In cases of emergency they can also be used for spare parts.
The police and a journalist are investigating crimes involving the despositarios, such as the lovelorn man who kidnaps his ex-lover’s clone and keeps her in his room while trying to revive her humanity. Inside the police procedural and love story themes the film addresses many issues, such as right to life and the ethics of genetic engineering.
Both thought-provoking and action-packed, this is another great example of the original and intelligent sci-fi films coming out of Mexico.