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Swedish sci-fi thriller Origin comes to VOD on December 13th

12.06.2016by: Cody Hamman

Origin Andreas Climent André Hedetoft

Having made the festival rounds and won several awards, the Swedish sci-fi thriller ORIGIN is now set to make its VOD debut in North America in just one week, on December 13th. Ahead of this release a trailer has made its way online, offering a look at this tale of biohacking gone wrong that was crafted by writers/directors Andreas Climent and André Hedetoft.

The synopsis:

Ambitious science student Julia and programmer Rebecca are trying to make cells age slower through their research in biohacking. They are on the verge of a breakthrough when they discover Julia's boyfriend, Erik, has been diagnosed with a terminal illness. As he gets worse and worse, they see no other option than to break moral boundaries. In secret they build a lab in their apartment and start experimenting – with Erik as a human guinea pig.

At first they seem to have found a cure, but they soon discover that his cells show signs of unexpected side effects. They have managed to enhance the body’s properties. But what at first seems like something fun and exciting turns out to be far more dangerous than they ever had imagined.

The film stars Rafael Pettersson, Rikard Björk, Emelia Hansson, and Sandra Redlaff.

I hadn't heard of ORIGIN (a.k.a. BIEFFEKTERNA) until seeing this trailer, but it looks quite promising. Not only have Climent and Hedetoft put together what appears to be an interesting thriller, they also captured some great imagery while doing so.

Extra Tidbit: Will you be watching ORIGIN?

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