Gattaca - 1997.


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Andrew Niccol:
Genre: Science Fiction - Social commentary.
A tale of the near future and the reach of science - especially the influence of genetic engineering and selection on society.
Plot Summary: Genetically inferior Vincent wants to be an astronaut in a society that favours those who are classified as "genetically valid." Against all odds he succeeds in overcoming the prejudices of the genetically valid, the constraints of the society and the controls on his "invalid" existence to launch into space.

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Gattaca NYT review and commentary: http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/158677/Gattaca/overview



Social Commentary:Genetic engineering / manipulation
IVF - artificial birth.
social control and conditioning on the basis of DNA analysis
Scientists playing "god" on individuals' lives.
Identity Theft.
Eugenics and its possibilities.
Women and genetic manipulation of fetus
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