{4/5} “You can experience nature’s contrasts as struggle and dissent, or as unity and harmony.”

Elderly married couple Hermann and Anna don’t want to live without each other. When Anna gets sick, they decide to transfer their minds into younger bodies. The young people, Apolain and Sarah, have supposedly consented to this act — their families will get paid a large sum of money. They’ll also get four hours each night to live — to regain control over their own bodies.

Transfer was released in 2010.

It’s a German movie. I haven’t seen many German movies — off the top of my head I can only think of Metropolis and M — but there are a few others on my list of ones to see.

The premise reminds me of Robert J. Sawyer’s Mindscan, but in that book the bodies that minds were transferred into were androids.

Anna and Sarah write letters to each other and rejoice in their new lives. Hermann and Apolain have more trouble adjusting.

There’s a surprise near the end that didn’t really have the impact I’m guessing it was meant to.

If you enjoy watching thoughtful science fiction movies like Never Let Me Go, you’ll like this one.

Anna plays the cello, so the cello is featured in the music by Enis Rotthoff (Measuring the World).

Hermann and Anna are played by Hans-Michael Rehberg (The Deathmaker) and Ingrid Andree (Tears of Stone). Apolain and Sarah are played by B.J. Britt (Peaceful Warrior) and Regine Nehy (Lakeview Terrace).

The movie was directed by Damir Lukacevic (Going Home).

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