“Solos” is a series on Amazon Prime Video of seven monologues, all set in a near or distant future. Although the author David Weil may not be known, at least one of the actors is known: Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren or Uzo Aduba are among the spectacular cast of the Amazon series.
Self-talk from the future
Seven more or less self-talk, all of which take place in a more distant future. People can pass on their memories to so-called RememberMe bots, can clone their appearance. But what really remains of man? What makes us personalities and what memories shape us? The question permeates the seven stories, linked only in very few places. The answer always lies in the connection with others.
Between theatre and science fiction
Is this still theatre or already science fiction? It is definitely elaborately filmed. And even if not every one of the seven scenes is equally well written, they are always well played. Some seem like half-hour cabinet pieces, others touch you deeply.
In the spirit of lockdown
Some seem like half-hour cabinet pieces, others touch you deeply. Of course, all the stories breathe the spirit of lockdown. If you can also hide the somewhat thickly applied music, you will get a philosophical world prepared by author David Weil very independently, which tries to appeal to the power of relationships and to look at life in the rear-view mirror with a crying and a laughing eye.
The trailer for “Solos”: