The world of The Phlebotomist feels at once futuristic and entirely contemporary as writer Ella Road and director Sam Yates delve into issues of discrimination, privilege and class with a Black Mirror lens. The UK has rolled out a programme of blood testing where every genetic trait from disease to behaviour is reflected by a single number from 1 to 10. Each rating is a unique survival... Read more
Bea meets Aaron. He’s intelligent, handsome, makes her laugh and, most importantly, has a high rating on his genetic profile. What’s not to like? Char has two degrees and is on the brink of landing her dream job but her rating threatens it all... In a ratist world where health, wealth and happiness depend on a single blood test - dictating everything from bank loans to dating prospects – phlebotomy reigns supreme. So how far will people go to beat the system?
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