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First Look: Netflix’s Sci-Fi Thriller, ANON

Netflix’s ANON introduces a world without anonymity or crime until a detective meets a woman who threatens their security.

Starring Clive Owen, and Amanda Seyfried, Netflix’s science fiction thriller, ANON, presents a futuristic world where the government is trying to fight crime by eliminating privacy. A police officer named Sal Frieland (Owen) is a cop who is doing his best to fight crime in his city. However, things take a huge turn when he meets a hacker known as The Girl (Seyfried), the result will challenge everything Frieland believes in and has fought so hard for.

ANON is directed and written by Andrew Niccol. Along with Owen and Seyfried, the film stars Colm FeoreSonya WalgerMark O’Brien, Joe Pingue, and Rachel Roberts.

Here is the synopsis of Netflix’s ANON:

Sal Frieland is a detective in a world with no privacy or anonymity; where everyone’s lives are transparent, traceable, and recorded by the authorities; where crime almost ceases to exist. But in trying to solve a series of murders, Frieland stumbles on a young woman known only as the Girl. She has no identity, no history and is invisible to the cops. Sal realizes this may not be the end of crime, but the beginning.

The trailer begins with officer Sal Frieland (Owen) recounting the previous night’s events. He’s chasing a perpetrator through a subway. What he sees, his surroundings, morph and change into something he doesn’t remember. An optical illusion that not only hinders him but is also cleared from his record.

Sal sees a train that isn’t there with passengers also not there. This illusion almost causes his own fatality as a train whooshes by. In a futuristic world where officers can record their surroundings privacy is lost. However, someone is now able to hack into the system and change what they see.

To find the hacker, Sal enlists the aid of one. She has no digital signature or footprint. She makes a living covering up secrets. She can erase anyone or anything. The hacker (Seyfried) confides in Sal that she is being framed. Meanwhile, Sal’s higher-ups suggest she is lying. The hacker is known only as THE GIRL; she must be found before Sal becomes the next victim.

Sal must decide not only who to trust but also what is real.

Watch the trailer for Netflix’s ANON:

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