In the film Bladerunner, the ostensible villains are a rogue group of “replicants,” substitutes for human beings who perform menial labor on another planet and are forbidden to set foot on Earth. Replicants are designed to live and work for four years and then to die, to be replaced by others. This particular group have decided to rebel against their fate and have stolen onto Earth to discover the secrets that will allow them to prevent their “early” death and to live as ordinary human beings.
KeywordsPolitical Factor Foreign Worker Labor Shortage Capitalist Development Postwar Period
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