‘Zone 414’ is a sci-fi sink in the era where androids exist to give the fun of the great darkness of people. Set in an industrialized, industrialized world, the film follows retired detective David Carmichael as he surveys the titular enclosure, the only place where people and androids are allowed to work closely. In the path of a high-risk young girl who is employed by a self-centered father, David embarks on a journey that will take him many miles.
The film introduces the concept of emotional android and focuses on the same story of Jane, the first android set in Zone 414. When Jane and David’s ways collide, they both form an unexpected alliance. The film closes in a mysterious way, with important consequences not mentioned.
‘Zone 414’ Science Fiction, Thriller, Mystery Movie
The film opens with a young woman in the interrogation room shot dead by former police officer David Carmichael. We learn that a woman is an android as we watch the machines being pulled out of her head. David was then told that killing the android was a trial and now he is employed.
The man who hired David is an anonymous businessman Marlon Veidt, whose company (Veidt Corporation) is a pioneer in making humanoid androids. Marlon describes a place called Zone 414, which was set up to explore the “nature” of his company, and informed David that his daughter, Melissa, was missing from it.
So David is given two million pounds to get Melissa back, and our hero gets into a very hired position. It is slowly being revealed that rich people are putting their twisted desires (especially sexual desires) in androids within Zone 414 in order to earn huge sums of money. Jane, the first android placement, revealed that she is different from other humanoid machines and is constantly plagued by nightmares and words in her head.
When David finally meets Jane, he expresses his fear that someone is trying to kill him and agrees to help him follow Melissa to protect her. He takes her to Royale, a personal link between android and their paying “clients”. Following in the footsteps of the ever-increasing signs below Zone 414, David finally arrives at Melissa’s body, hanging from the boat’s surface.
David delivers Melissa’s body to Marlon, who is still grieving over the death of his daughter. A retired police detective tried to warn the tycoon about the terrible things that were happening in Zone 414 but escaped Marlon, who told David angrily not to overthrow his regime. Our hero then confronted Marlon’s brother, Joseph, who inadvertently revealed that he had killed Melissa. Joseph then took David out and entered Zone 414 to brutally finish Jane, but was defeated by an android.
David arrives when he sees Jane standing over the badly beaten Joseph. The former officer hands Jane a gun and tells her to kill Joseph. We were then taken to David to give a recorded testimony, in which he said he found Melissa alive in the house of his father Marlon. Cutscenes reveal the treasure with his new android creation – a direct image of his dead daughter. The film then closes with Jane coming out of the heavily guarded Zone 414 gate, where David is waiting for her.
Although we don’t see it, Jane apparently shot Marlon’s brother, Joseph, and killed him. One would expect Marlon to have a great influence, also a selfish man, to take revenge on Jane and David. However, as the eccentric tycoon reveals, nothing is as important to him as the stability of his empire. Therefore, he chooses to keep the tragic death of his brother (Joseph) and his daughter (Melissa) under threat and does not cause panic among the wealthy sponsors of Zone 414.
The strong suggestion that Joseph was dead was also substantiated by David’s testimony when he said that with Melissa, he saw Joseph safe and sound in Marlon’s home. This apparently means that Marlon also made an android version of his brother to keep the look. This conclusion fits perfectly with the character of Joseph, who was assigned to care for the lowly and who lived in the shadow of his brother.
The film closes on with an amazing note as we see Jane – one of Marlon’s most valuable androids and the first architecture ever installed in Zone 414 – coming out of its heavily fenced gates. Although Jane has long been tormented by the seedless “Robotic City” and often dreams of running away, she seems to have no need at all.
It seems that Marlon voluntarily allowed Jane to leave Zone 414. This probably means that the tycoon and David reached an agreement as we see a retired detective change his testimony to protect Marlon’s interests by not revealing Melissa’s death. So, the tycoon probably lets Jane go to change David’s peace. Considering David feels deep remorse for helping his terminally ill wife, the fact that he is able to “save” Jane gives his army a sense of relief and closure.
The discovery of Melissa’s body triggers a dramatic change in events. Sadly, Marlon’s traumatized daughter faces a tragic death at the hands of Royale. Although at first, it seems like suicide because she was found hanging, Melissa is actually killed by Royale on the orders of Marlon’s brother, Joseph. Details of the murder plot were not disclosed but we can conclude that Melissa used to frequent Zone 414 and fell into Royale’s hands during her visit.
Royale then handed the girl over to a vicious human customer before strangling Melissa to death. Jane sadly discloses that she knows what happened but she never stops, which explains the persistent nightmares of an android girl who continues to experience it. So Melissa is killed and does not commit suicide. As it happens, his egomaniacal father does not seem to really care, as his main concern is the safety seen in Zone 414.
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