Há uns dias falei-vos de uma curta-metragem passada no universo do Blade Runner, mas que ainda está por filmar. Desta vez, trago-vos uma curta de 11 minutos (já produzida) passada no mesmo universo.
Tears In The Rain: A Blade Runner Short Film é da autoria do realizador sul-africano Christopher Grant Harvey e conta um episódio da vida de John Kampff (Sean Cameron Michael) algum tempo antes de ele criar o teste Voigt-Kampff para identificação de replicants.
In a dystopian Los Angeles future, replicants or genetically engineered humanoids are created to work forced labour on off-world colonies. The latest generation, the Nexus 3 series, begins to display erratic and violent behaviour. Replicants were not designed to experience complex emotions or develop long-term memories. In the wake of corporate scandals of the previous decade, the Tyrell Corporation quietly attempts to remove Nexus 3 from circulation.
John Kampff (Sean Cameron Michael), a senior engineer, heads up the Tyrell Retirement Division. With the primary objectives, detect and remove Replicants, John has suspected Nexus 3 Andy Smith (Russel Savadier) firmly in his sights. As John soon learns, Replicant detection is nearly impossible without specialist equipment. The Voight-Kampff, a polygraph-like machine used by retirement engineers to help in the testing of an individual to learn if they are a replicant, is a distant thought in John Kampff’s mind.