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

Julia, a young woman in her mid 20s who makes money as a thief in seedy nightclubs, is abducted from her home and wakes up imprisoned in a jail cell with a glowing implant in the back of her neck. Two other subjects are with her. After multiple sessions of psychological torture, she destroys the cell and adjacent lab in an escape attempt. The two other subjects are killed by a robot, Aries, run by an artificial intelligence named Tau. Aries is about to kill Julia when Alex, the man who has been torturing her arrives and stops it. Alex reveals that the electrical implant is collecting Julia's neural activity for an AI project. Destroying the lab has set his research back. In the face of a two-week deadline, Alex keeps Julia a prisoner in his house and insists that she complete puzzles and cognitive tests. While Alex is away at work each day, Julia converses with Tau about the world outside the house. It is clear that, although intelligent in its own ways, Tau is extremely naive and ignorant of how people feel or the world at large. While Tau begins to understand the harm in Julia's situation, its programming prevents it from releasing her. In exchange for information about the outside world, Tau slowly reveals more information about the house, as well as Alex's experiments. Julia sneaks a look at Alex's tablet and discovers that 10 other subjects have died in his experiments. Seeing her fingerprint on the tablet, Alex assumes that Tau has slipped up in its cleaning duties and punishes it by erasing code or "memories" with a button on a small remote, delivering a form of pain to the AI. Julia notices that Tau's monitoring of her shuts down during its punishment and so she hides a steak knife on the floor next to the kitchen table.


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 on June 29, 2018 by Netflix.

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

Wikipedia: Tau (film)

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