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Gattaca is a 1997 American science fiction film written and directed by Andrew Niccol. The film presents a biopunk vision of a future society driven by eugenics where potential children are conceived through genetic manipulation to ensure they possess the best hereditary traits of their parents.

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If Irene is "valid", why does she have a risk of heart attack?

Irene is "valid", and "valid" people are supposed to have perfectly healthy bodies. If she was conceived the same way Vincent's brother Anton and all "valid" people are, ...
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Was the evidence planted?

By the end of the film, one of the detectives finally finds evidence pointing at the killer of the mission director. He picks a swab which lays by the victims body in the morgue. But was the evidence ...
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Finger blood tests in Gattaca

In Gattacca, all the (presumably) valid people have their fingers constantly punctured for a blood test. That seems so problematic. Puncturing the skin allows pathogen agents to enter the body. And ...
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Why wear formal wear to go to space?

At the end of the movie Gattaca, when Vincent finally gets to go to space, he and the other astronauts wear business suits: However, we see the rockets taking off several times earlier in the film, ...
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Why were they launching rockets in Gattaca?

We see quite regularly in the film Gattaca rockets launching and we know that the protagonist wanted more than anything to fly a rocket (which he does in the end), but was there actually a purpose for ...
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In Gattaca, why did nobody figure out the relationship between the unregistered in-valid and the detective hunting him?

After the discovery of in-valid DNA at the crime scene, the police analyze it and pull up the profile (including biography) of Later in the movie it is revealed that one of the detectives on the case ...
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Was the pianist in Gattaca an "in-valid"?

Was the pianist in Gattaca a "valid" or "in-valid"? Is there any evidence, in universe, or in RL interviews with the director/producers/cast, to say if the pianist was considered an in-valid or as ...
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