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Title: Rent-a-friend
Authors: Chia, Terence
Lim, Jeanette Wan Yan
Nashita Binte Kamir
Yap, Jun Hua
Keywords: DRNTU::Visual arts and music::Film
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: In a socially dysfunctional future not too far away, the rapid emergence and acceptance of rent-a-friend agencies bring to light a worrying fragility of human relationships as a material commodity. Greg is a professional “friend”. For a fee, he will, and can perform a variety of social roles ranging from a boyfriend, to a far-flung relative. Greg’s sister, Amanda, is vehemently opposed against her brother’s occupation, seeing it as demeaning of human relationships. However, it is only through Malcolm, a client who rents Greg to accompany him in his final moments, that Greg begins to see the rationality of Amanda’s words.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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