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In 1919, acclaimed Czech playwright Karel Capek began work on arguably his most famous piece: the seminal science fiction story R.U.R.
Set approximately 50 years in the then-future, R.U.R. was a sharp commentary on progress, politics, and relationships, accurately predicting advances in biotechnology and setting the tone for masterpieces like Metropolis and Brave New World.
The creators of the award-winning cult science fiction noir film Yesterday Was a Lie present a fresh take on the classic Capek tale. Set in the style of a sexy, alt-history 1969, this retro-futuristic adaptation depicts a world populated by genetically engineered workers (“artificials”) — perfect, made-to-order people who lack fundamental rights.