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Gattaca is a american film of genre Science fiction directed by Andrew Niccol released in USA on 24 october 1997 with Ethan Hawke

Gattaca (1997)

Gattaca
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Released in USA 24 october 1997
Length 1h46
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Science fiction,    Thriller,    Social science fiction,    Crime,    Romance
Rating77% 3.8980353.8980353.8980353.8980353.898035

Gattaca is a 1997 American science fiction film written and directed by Andrew Niccol. It stars Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, with Jude Law, Loren Dean, Ernest Borgnine, Gore Vidal, and Alan Arkin appearing in supporting roles. The film presents a biopunk vision of a future society driven by eugenics where potential children are conceived through genetic manipulation to ensure they possess the best hereditary traits of their parents. The film centers on Vincent Freeman, played by Hawke, who was conceived outside the eugenics program and struggles to overcome genetic discrimination to realize his dream of traveling into space.

The movie draws on concerns over reproductive technologies which facilitate eugenics, and the possible consequences of such technological developments for society. It also explores the idea of destiny and the ways in which it can and does govern lives. Characters in Gattaca continually battle both with society and with themselves to find their place in the world and who they are destined to be according to their genes.

The film's title is based on the first letters of guanine, adenine, thymine, and cytosine, the four nucleobases of DNA. It was a 1997 nominee for the Academy Award for Best Art Direction and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score.

The film flopped at the box office, but it received generally positive reviews and has since gained a cult following.

Synopsis

In "the not-too-distant future", eugenics is common. A genetic registry database uses biometrics to classify those so created as "valids" while those conceived by traditional means and more susceptible to genetic disorders are known as "in-valids". Genetic discrimination is illegal, but in practice genotype profiling is used to identify valids to qualify for professional employment while in-valids are relegated to menial jobs.

Actors

Ethan Hawke

(Vincent Freeman)
Uma Thurman

(Irene Cassini)
Jude Law

(Jerome Eugene Morrow)
Alan Arkin

(Detective Hugo)
Loren Dean

(Adult Anton Freeman)
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