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The Boys from Brazil (Movie, 1978) and Cloning

Summary: Within the Film, it is being explained, how replication cloning works (this is different from duplication cloning). ( not yet complete summary FIXME)

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How does replication cloning work (as seen in the Movie Boys from Brazil)

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How cloning is done (mononuclear reproduction) - with the example of a white mother rabbit and a blood cell of a black rabbit 1)

  1. extract unfertilized egg from an ovulating females' fallopian tube 2) (Concerning the size, an ordinary sowing needle is brought into view in comparison to the egg 3) )
  2. destroy nucleus of egg with ultraviolet light, so that none of its genetic makeup remains (destroy all of its genes and chromosomes) 4)
  3. implant nucleus of the doner cell (which could be taken from a blood sample or even skin scraping) - one of the blood cells of the doner is sucked up with the injection pipette and then injected into the egg 5)
  4. after a few hours the eggs in culture divide 6) and are ready to be put back into the female7), where they grow into embryos (within a months time - the normal gestation period they will become baby rabbits - in this case the white mother rabbit gives birth to a black litter of rabbits. The black colour thereby proves that they have been cloned from the blood cell of a black rabbit.8) )
    • that cell, with its genetic material intact, eventually becomes an embryo and is born as a living creature. Without parents - It has no father because its egg was never furtilized, no mother because its genetic code comes from an other being. And this creature is an exact duplicate of itself.

  • Transferring the eggs back into the female isn't the big problem. Thats been done all the time with laboratory animals.
  • The really tricky part is the microsurgery. Geting the doner cell into the egg. You're lucky if 1 in 10 survives.
  • This can also be done with humans if the surgical technique were precise enough.
But it's monstrous to have human clones. (conclusion from the movie)
  • But not only would the genetic code of the donor have to be reproduced, but also the social/environmental background as well. (so if the parents were divorced when the boy was 10 this would have to be re-arranged)
  • for one to be cloned, the donor doesn't have to be alive! Indicidual cells taken from a donor can be preserved indefinitely. e.g. with a sample of Mozars blood and a woman, someone with the skill and the equipment, could breed a few houndred baby mozarts.

Anatomy of the Nucleus FIXME

Only the cloning scene of the movie “The Boys from Brazil”

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Plot of the Movie

Source, Wikipedia: The_Boys_from_Brazil_(film)

Young, well-intentioned Barry Kohler (Steve Guttenberg) stumbles upon a secret organization of Third Reich war criminals holding clandestine meetings in Paraguay and finds that Dr. Josef Mengele (Gregory Peck), the infamous Auschwitz doctor, is with them. He phones Ezra Lieberman (Laurence Olivier), an aging Nazi hunter living in Vienna, Austria, with this information. A highly skeptical Lieberman tries to brush Kohler's claims aside, telling him that it is already well known that Mengele is living in Paraguay.

Having learned when and where the next meeting to include Mengele is scheduled to occur, Kohler records part of it using a hidden microphone, but is discovered and killed while making another phone call to Lieberman. Before the phone is hung up with Lieberman on the other end, he hears the recorded voice of Mengele ordering a group of ex-Nazis to kill 94 men in different countries, including Austria, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Canada, Great Britain and the United States.

Although frail, Lieberman follows Kohler's leads and begins travelling throughout Europe and North America to investigate the suspicious deaths of a number of aging civil servants. He meets several of their widows and is amazed to find an uncanny resemblance in their adopted, black-haired, blue-eyed sons. It is also made clear that, at the time of their deaths, all the civil servants were aged around 65 and had cold, domineering and abusive attitudes towards their adopted sons, while their wives were around 42 and doted on the sons.

Lieberman gains insight from Frieda Maloney (Uta Hagen), an incarcerated former Nazi guard who worked with the adoption agency, before realizing during a meeting with Professor Bruckner (Bruno Ganz), an expert on cloning, the terrible truth behind the Nazi plan: Mengele, in the 1960s, had secluded several surrogate mothers in a Brazilian clinic and fertilised them with ova each carrying a sample of Hitler's DNA preserved since World War II. Ninety four perfect clones of Hitler had then been born and sent to different parts of the world for adoption.

As Lieberman uncovers more of the plot, Mengele's superiors become more unnerved. After Mengele happens to meet (and then attacks) one of the agents he believes is in Europe implementing his scheme, Mengele's principal contact, Eduard Seibert (James Mason), informs him that the scheme has been aborted before Lieberman can expose it to the authorities. Mengele storms out, pledging that the operation will continue.

Seibert and his men destroy Mengele's jungle estate after killing his guards and servants. Mengele himself, however, has already left, intent on trying to continue his plan. He travels to rural Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where one of the Hitler clones, Bobby Wheelock (Jeremy Black), lives on a farm with his parents. There he murders the boy's father (John Dehner), a Doberman dog breeder, and waits for Lieberman, who is on his way to the farm to warn Mr. Wheelock of Mengele's intention to kill him.

The instant Lieberman arrives and sees Mengele, he attacks the doctor in a fury. Mengele gains the upper hand and shoots Lieberman. He taunts Lieberman by explaining his plan to return Hitler to the world. Then, with one desperate lunge, Lieberman opens the closet where the Dobermans are held and turns them loose. The dogs corner Mengele and attack him. Bobby arrives home from school and, despite telling from the carnage that something is wrong, calls off the dogs and tries to find out what has happened.

The injured Mengele, having now encountered one of his clones for the first time, tells Bobby how much he admires him, and explains that he is cloned from Hitler. Bobby doubts his story, and is also suspicious of Mengele because the dogs are trained to attack anyone who threatens his family. Lieberman tells Bobby that Mengele has killed his father and urges him to notify the police. Bobby checks the house and finds his dead father in the basement. He rushes back upstairs and sets the vicious dogs on Mengele once again, coldly relishing his bloody death. Bobby then helps Lieberman, but only after Lieberman promises not to tell the police about the incident.

Later, while recovering from his wounds, Lieberman is encouraged by an American Nazi-hunter, David Bennett (John Rubinstein) to expose Mengele's scheme to the world. He asks Lieberman to turn over the list (which Lieberman had taken from Mengele's body while Bobby was calling for an ambulance) identifying the names and whereabouts of the other boys from around the world, so that they can be systematically killed before growing up to become bloody tyrants. Lieberman objects on the grounds that they are mere children, and he burns the list before anyone can read it.

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