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Virtual Film Category:Coming Soon
Series Info
Series:Coming Soon
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:104 minutes
Director:Noah Hutton
Year Released:2021
Production Country:USA


"A world away from the cliches of popular science fiction, this is the real thing." —Eye For Film

"An ingenious social satire." —Backseat Mafia

"A smart class-conscious sci-fi parable." —Hollywood Reporter

New York, an alternate present: the quantum computing revolution has begun and investors are lining their pockets in the quantum trading market. Building the network, though, requires miles of infrastructure to be laid between huge magnetic cubes by "cablers" - unprotected gig workers who compete against robots to pull wires over rough terrain.

Queens delivery man Ray Tincelli is skeptical of new technology, and the buy-in to start cabling is steep, but he struggles to support himself and his ailing young brother, who suffers from a mysterious illness. So when Ray scores a shady permit, he believes their fortunes may have finally changed. What he doesn't expect is to be pulled into a conspiracy involving hostile cablers, corporate greed, and the mysterious "Lapsis" who have previously owned his permit. Lapsis is a darkly comic and timely look at the gig economy and the failed utopian promises of big tech.