Tau is a 2018 science fiction thriller film directed by Federico D'Alessandro.

Official trailers

Netflix on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 released the trailer:
TAU | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Story intro

Taking place in an unspecified city, Julia, a young woman in her mid 20s, makes money as a thief in seedy nightclubs. She pickpockets, and pawns it illegally. One night, she is abducted from her home, and wakes up restrained in the basement of a home with a man and a woman, each with an electrical implant in the back of their necks. Julia, now referred to as "Subject Three" endures multiple sessions of psychological torture, which are conducted by an unknown man. One night, she steals a pair of scissors and destroys the lab in an attempt to escape, but narrowly escapes while the other two subjects are killed by a robot in the house, Aries, run by an artificial intelligence, named Tau. Aries is about to presumably kill Julia when a man comes in and commands Aries to stop. The man, Alex, is revealed to be the owner and creator of the programmed house, who is an intelligent young executive within a technology company specializing in artificial intelligence. He reveals that the electrical implant is collecting Julia's neural activity as she completes puzzles, and subjects her to more cognitive tests. These tests are meant to collect data, in order to create an algorithm, so that the behavior of Tau is more easily controlled. It's implied that the data is needed quickly, with a visual countdown beginning at fourteen days until the project deadline. Within a few days of their introduction, Alex begins to treat Julia more humanely, offering her real food instead of gruel, allowing her to shower every day, and giving her clothing. Julia is eventually allowed to move around the house without constraints, despite Alex's threat to restrain her, force a feeding tube down her throat, and make her stare at a table full of puzzles.


Maika Monroe
Julia, Subject Three
Ed Skrein
Gary Oldman
Fiston Barek
Subject Two
Ivana Zivkovic
Subject One
Sharon D. Clarke
Ian Virgo
Party Boy


The film Tau was scheduled to be released by Netflix on June 29, 2018.

The duration of the film is 97 minutes.

The film had received a "R" rating.


Tau got low rating from critics. The audience dislikes the film either.

External links

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Wikipedia: Tau (film)