In a dystopian future, a roughly closed package is opened in the returns department of a robotics company. Inside this package opened with meticulous calm by the employee stand the glassy eyes of a model of AD229201E, a latest generation domestic android with female features created and programmed to carry out all the domestic and family functions that are asked of it. The android appears to have no physical damage while the employee checks her, but an unexpected error leads him to investigate further by reading the pre-fault memories. Here, a deadpan and disconcerting detailed account of a painful misuse of the android surfaces, which sends her into a tailspin.

  • Matteo Papetti
    Dear Brother, Evanescence
  • Matteo Papetti
  • Elisa Grumelli
  • Francesca Papa
  • Niccolò Leta
  • Danjel Cvijic
  • Martina Pasini
  • Lia Pironi
    Key Cast
  • Mattia Nembrini
    Key Cast
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    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Drama
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 20, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    100 EUR
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    Yes - LABA Brescia
  • XII Premio Bookciak Azione! - 80° Venice FIlm Festival
    August 29, 2023
    International Premiere
Director Biography - Matteo Papetti

Matteo Papetti, director and screenwriter born in Brescia in 1998. He developed an interest in the world of cinema already during his high school studies as a mechanical expert and decided to make a change in his life during the Covid19 pandemic, thinking about his future and deciding to enroll at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brescia LABA, as a student of Scenography in Cinema and Audiovisual. After numerous internal projects at the academy, in 2022 he directed Dear Brother, the first self-produced short film which achieved moderate success on the global festival circuit. In 2023, together with his classmates, he created the short film ResoNumero0051 under the supervision of Alessandra Pescetta and is currently in the midst of post-production on a short film on the topic of Alzheimer's.

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Director Statement

“Machines that assemble machines capable of assembling machines to assemble machines”. From these words combined with the precise features of the illustrations of the Graphic Novel by Davide Passoni, "Isometria della Memoria", winner of the XII edition of the Bookciak Legge prize, the idea of ResoNumero0051 was born. We all think of a paradisiacal future, driven by the utopian visions of science fiction to which we are now accustomed and which in a certain sense we have felt first-hand with the media boom of Artificial Intelligences, which have become depopulated since the beginning of the year. The fear of an uncertain future for man therefore merges with the fear aroused by the uncontrolled technological development of these machines, resulting in one of the existential questions that has always hovered in the world of science fiction, but which today seems to have hit us like a rock fell from the sky: what would we do if a machine had feelings? At this juncture, a short but intense process of internal and creative analysis began led by Prof. Alessandra Pescetta which involved all the students of the third year of Scenography 22/23 of the LABA of Brescia, thus uncovering the Pandora's box which until now now it remained sealed by the perfect utopian world of science fiction. And then the singular brutality of man who sees people as objects is even more heartbreaking when the person himself is really an object, an android at the service of whoever owns him. But if the answer to the first question were positive, then we would find ourselves faced with an unimaginable short circuit that would open up the boundless possibilities that the relationship between man and machine places before us.