Saturday Matinee: Sleep Dealer


“Sleep Dealer” (2008) is a dystopian parable directed and co-written by Alex Rivera. Luis Fernando Peña stars as Memo, a hacker who also works as a type of virtual migrant worker. It’s revealed through flashback how his situation was a result of a drone attack on his family and homestead. While trying to find work, Memo meets Luz (Leonor Varela), a fellow hacker who, with additional assistance from a repentant drone pilot in the US, helps him strike a blow against the system.

Note: may not play on some portable devices.

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