Certainly her occupation and income give her a measure of independence and suggests her parents aren't 100-percent traditionalists who don't want their daughter to leave the house?
The film isn't the first to tackle the use of drones, with films such as all having similarly told stories about where new technologies are taking us in terms of surveillance and detaching ourselves physically from the world around us, even as we believe we are more interconnected than ever.
I am deaf and so I pulled up to the window.'Then the manager said he was refusing to serve me and I had to leave without any food.' The deaf customer filmed the interaction and wrote of it: 'I went to the Burger King drive-thru in Dublin, Ohio. Then the manager said he was refusing to serve me and I had to leave without any food'It appears that the refusal resulted from a misunderstanding that occurred at a previous point in the drive-thru queue.
The deaf man pulled up to the drive-thru window awaiting his order, but his order was not ready.
Finally, the employee, who claims to be able to read sign language, refuses the deaf man service.
His justification for doing so is that the deaf man allegedly told the people behind him, in sign language, that he cared neither about them nor about their order.
One thing is certain: The two two-dimensional, exotic lovers stuck in a hackneyed subplot definitely need saving.
And perhaps the security expert's effort to help them from the comfort of his own office will help him get his sense of self-worth back and get over that horrible feeling you get after you've been dumped and the women you meet online in the following week all just want to use you for coffee and sex.
But for the drone operator, all that cyber interconnectivity amounts to nothing more than hollow chats, boring coffee dates and joyless sex.Nguyen doesn't have anything new or particularly insightful to add to this debate, which is a shame because the idea of a long-distance love story conducted via drone sounds like the kind of pitch that could sell tickets.Though stuck in a role that lacks nuance and saddled with some clunky English-language dialogue, Cole is at least a fascinating actor to watch while he's watching his screens.El Arabi is also solid, but she suffers from having headlined a much more nuanced exploration of arranged marriage just last year, Stephan Streker’s ) often frames Gordon in tight symmetrical close-ups as he watches his screens at work, which pays off toward the end when the operator starts communicating with Ayusha via the drone and Nguyen's regular editor, Richard Comeau, can then create the illusion of shots/reverse shots even though the characters are thousands of miles apart.Production design in the African desert (shot in Morocco) is bare bones, as is the re-creation of Detroit, which feels more like a random name of a U. city slapped on Canadian locations than specifically the second-largest city in the Midwest.
Nguyen, who also wrote the screenplay, really paints himself into a corner here, tying Gordon's salvation to the salvation of his two North African characters who need to flee their continent and need to rely on the kindness of a drone to get them to safety and happiness in Europe.