Cinema quiz: which films do these robots belong to? – Cinema news

Kind and helpful, or terrifying and dangerous, they are an integral part of the history of cinema. Can you recognize these ten robots?

This Wednesday, in addition to the highly anticipated Elvis by Baz Luhrmann, a biopic on the iconic singer from Memphis, and Buzz Lightyear animated film from Disney-Pixar studios, two other films, one French and the other German, are released on our screens, having in common to stage robots.

On the French side, it is The Perfect Man by Xavier Durringer, in which Florence (Valérie Karsenti, best known for her role as Liliane in the Scènes de Ménages series), overwhelmed by her family life and her work, decides to buy a human-looking robot with a perfect physique, interpreted by Pierre-François Martin-Laval. An arrival in the household that will not be to the liking of the husband (Didier Bourdon), who is determined to get rid of this humanoid rival.

On the German side, it is the science fiction romance I’m your man, by director Maria Schrader (creator of the Unorthodox series), which features Alma, a brilliant young scientist, who will accept as part of a experience, to share his life for three weeks with Tom, the perfect robot whose sole function will be to make Alma happy.

From Fritz Lang’s Metropolis in 1927, to Denis Villeneuve’s recent Blade Runner 2049, via the eccentric R2D2 and C3PO of the Star Wars saga, and the cyberpunk universe of Ghost in the Shell, robots and androids have always occupied a place of choice in the cinematographic imagination. It’s up to you to try to recognize these ten robots from films of the last few decades!

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