Okay… this is The Matrix as if it was filmed in 1905 and starred Charlie Chaplin. It’s not actually Charlie Chaplin nor is it a real Chaplin movie re-edited to look like The Matrix (it actually took me longer than I’d care to admit to figure that out), but a 7-minute Russian skit which is very, very well-done, except for whoever translated and edited the English subtitles, which suck out loud. Why was this made? I don’t have the faintest clue, frankly, but it’s seriously impressive even if its existence just kind of baffles me. If anyone knows any more about this thing, please let me know in the comments. (Via io9)
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