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LA CAJA DE PANDORA (2016) Short Film: Humanity Exists in V.R. World During War

Laserball La Caja de Pandora

La Caja de Pandora Short Film

Daniel Hernández Torrado‘s La Caja de Pandora / Virtual (2016) short film stars Ismael Fritschi, Javier Páez, Mike Galeck, Nacho Serapio, and María Reyes. La Caja de Pandora‘s “In a future decadent world where the humankind has taken refuge in virtual reality to live their dreams and adventures as the real world falls apart. A professional player of the Laserball league is disqualified during the game and forced to be disconnected for a few hours. Returning to the real world, he is reunited with his father. The clash between their realities reopens old wounds.”

La Caja de Pandora which translates into Pandora’s Box is a fascinating short film about the fantasy of a digital world and the reality of the real world. In La Caja de Pandora, humanity has completely adapted to being born in the real world but turning in that life to live in a virtual world.  This short film is very much like the Bruce Willis action film Surrogates, except instead of robotic avatars in the real world, the people’s avatars in La Caja de Pandora exist in a virtual world.

The strength of this film is not the Laserball segments. Its strength comes from the extended real world segments and there implications for the virtual world (the family drama, feeding tubes, tubes in the rectum, breathing machines, etc.).

La Caja de Pandora also stars David Galán, David Amón, Joaquín Molina, Javier Díaz Sánchez, José Antonio Marín, Ramón Álvarez Marcos, Guillermo López, and Ángel Luis Pereira.

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La Caja de Pandora Short Film


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