With a sci-fi twist on the crime caper, a retired burglar gets an unlikely new partner when his family decides he needs a robot to help around the house.
Much-loved actor Frank Langella plays Frank, an irritable retiree, and ex-cat burglar, whose wife and children have long since gone. Since he is alone and barely able to manage, his absent family decide to buy him a robot – one that walks, talks, cooks and tries to civilise its cantankerous master. Initially intolerant of Robot’s patronising manner, Frank comes to realise that the machine might just make the perfect partner for one last burglary. With a playfully sharp script from Christopher D. Ford and a light and easy touch from director Jake Schreier, this film was one of the big hits from this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize – Sundance Film Festival.
Screenings at Sundance Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival.