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[[Trope/ThePlague A vague and mysterious virus]] has swept across humanity, leaving the infected without the ability to form new memories or access their old ones. We follow various inhabitants of this [[AfterTheEnd bleak world]]: a man and a woman with no memory of each other, but who are wearing matching bracelets; [[Trope/SoleSurvivingScientist a professor,]] trying to find a cure; [[Trope/CuteMute a mute child]]; a violent teenager; and an uninfected girl who's been living in a bunker with her father for 15 years.

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[[Trope/ThePlague [[Main/ThePlague A vague and mysterious virus]] has swept across humanity, leaving the infected without the ability to form new memories or access their old ones. We follow various inhabitants of this [[AfterTheEnd bleak world]]: a man and a woman with no memory of each other, but who are wearing matching bracelets; [[Trope/SoleSurvivingScientist [[Main/SoleSurvivingScientist a professor,]] professor]] trying to find a cure; [[Trope/CuteMute [[Main/CuteMute a mute child]]; [[TeensAreMonsters a violent teenager; teenager]]; and an uninfected girl who's been living in a bunker with her father for 15 almost ten years.


* Cloudcuckoolander: A woman the boy encounters, credited as "Woman in the Long Dress," talks like she's in a fairytale, sleeps on a bed of stuffed animals and eats candy with a spoon like it's cereal.

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* Cloudcuckoolander: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: A woman the boy encounters, credited as "Woman in the Long Dress," talks like she's in a fairytale, sleeps on a bed of stuffed animals and eats candy with a spoon like it's cereal.

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* Cloudcuckoolander: A woman the boy encounters, credited as "Woman in the Long Dress," talks like she's in a fairytale, sleeps on a bed of stuffed animals and eats candy with a spoon like it's cereal.


* TheApocalypseBringsOutTheBestInPeople: The movie brings up an interesting question as to whether or not this would be a violent post-apocalypse-- it seems like most people, wandering around without memory, are mostly just confused and idly disinterested in other people; many are friendly and huddle together, forgetting one another after a short time. The only ones who are dangerous are people like the teenager, Chaos, whose first instinct when confused is to hurt someone else.



** [[spoiler: Surprisingly you could say this movie follows the romcom plot.]]
* CuteMute: The boy-- people tend to want to take care of him. It's unclear if he's just never been taught to speak, or if he's been infected since birth and therefore never has been able to learn language.

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** [[spoiler: Surprisingly you could say this movie follows the romcom plot.plot-- boy meets girl, boy loses girl, finds her again.]]
* CuteMute: The boy-- people tend to want to take care of him. It's unclear if he's just never been taught to speak, or if he's been infected since birth and therefore never has been able to learn language.language skills.

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* BoyMeetsGirl: Every day!
** [[spoiler: Surprisingly you could say this movie follows the romcom plot.]]


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* ElaborateUndergroundBase: Miranda and her father live in one of these.


[[Trope/ThePlague A vague and mysterious virus]] has swept across humanity, leaving the infected without the ability to form new memories or access their old ones. We follow various inhabitants of this [[AfterTheEnd bleak world]]: a man and a woman with no memory of each other, but who are wearing matching bracelets; a professor, trying to find a cure; a mute child; a violent teenager; and an uninfected girl who's been living in a bunker with her father for 15 years.

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[[Trope/ThePlague A vague and mysterious virus]] has swept across humanity, leaving the infected without the ability to form new memories or access their old ones. We follow various inhabitants of this [[AfterTheEnd bleak world]]: a man and a woman with no memory of each other, but who are wearing matching bracelets; [[Trope/SoleSurvivingScientist a professor, professor,]] trying to find a cure; [[Trope/CuteMute a mute child; child]]; a violent teenager; and an uninfected girl who's been living in a bunker with her father for 15 years.



* NoteToSelf: The professor keeps a journal of his investigations, as well as [[spoiler:a record of his mental deterioration]]. It's presumable that in this world a lot of people would be doing something similar.

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* CuteMute: The boy-- people tend to want to take care of him. It's unclear if he's just never been taught to speak, or if he's been infected since birth and therefore never has been able to learn language.
**When we're introduced to him, he's repeating the "wuh" sound over and over while spinning in circles, before a man comes up to him and teaches him the word for "watch." The boy follows the man, whose memory resets after he walks a few more yards, and then teaches him the same word again.
* NameAmnesia: Most of the characters have no memory of themselves or their names. [[spoiler: The man and woman give each other a new name each time they wake up, usually saying, "Yeah, that sounds right!"]]
* NamelessNarrative: See above. In the credits the nameless characters are listed as "Guy," "Girl," "Teacher," "Chaos," and "Boy."
* NoteToSelf: The professor keeps a journal of his investigations, as well as [[spoiler:a record of his mental deterioration]]. It's presumable that in this world a lot of people would be doing something similar.similar.
* SoleSurvivingScientist: The professor, who lives alone in a cabin in the woods, rereading textbooks on memory and the virus. [[spoiler: Until the boy shows up.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[TagLine "The world without memory."]]]]

[[Trope/ThePlague A vague and mysterious virus]] has swept across humanity, leaving the infected without the ability to form new memories or access their old ones. We follow various inhabitants of this [[AfterTheEnd bleak world]]: a man and a woman with no memory of each other, but who are wearing matching bracelets; a professor, trying to find a cure; a mute child; a violent teenager; and an uninfected girl who's been living in a bunker with her father for 15 years.

''Embers'' (2015) is the debut film of director Claire Carré.

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* NoteToSelf: The professor keeps a journal of his investigations, as well as [[spoiler:a record of his mental deterioration]]. It's presumable that in this world a lot of people would be doing something similar.

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