The film introduces us to Claudine, who shares her daily life with B.E.N., a companion robot. At first we’re surprised to see how easily B.E.N. carries out his tasks. But soon, his imprecise, mechanical behaviour gradually betrays his social limits. The surprising complicity we thought we saw gives way to the absurdity of this man-machine relationship, leaving the spectator pondering the legitimacy of technology in the fight against social isolation. At the Society of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, we think that only human beings can help in fighting loneliness. We recruit volunteers.
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