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Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)

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Deciding on how to deal with the Russian atomic threat became so tedious in the sixties that the U.S. government developed an A.I. to game theorize on their behalf. Clear task with zero risk, one would say – yet ‘Colossus’ finds out it has a Russian counterpart and before long the two supercomputers communicate in ways incomprehensible – and very dangerous – to us humans. This hidden gem is exciting, realistic, and gripping, with marvelous dialogue and some unexpected comic relief. A movie filled with Cold War suspense that deserves a much wider audience. English language without subtitles.


Joseph Sargent
Eric Braeden, Susan Clark, Gordon pinsent, William Schallert
Science fiction, Thriller
100 minutes


Forbin is the designer of an incredibly sophisticated computer that will run all of America’s nuclear defenses. Shortly after being turned on, it detects the existence of Guardian, the Soviet counterpart, previously unknown to US Planners. Both computers insist that they be linked, and after taking safeguards to preserve confidential material, each side agrees to allow it. As soon as the link is established the two become a new supercomputer and threaten the world with the immediate launch of nuclear weapons if they are detached. Colossus begins to give its plans for the management of the world under its guidance. Forbin and the other scientists form a technological resistance to Colossus which must operate underground.