In the city, surveillance cameras are watching everything. Detecting our every move. A man, Igor is spotted jaywalking at a red light. ALERT! A camera identifies him. The police rush out.
Interior bar, Igor orders his first beer. Shortly after, a police squadron pulls up in front of the bar. Igor already drunk; on his 5th round - his face begins to morph into a gorilla's. The police storm the bar. Their face detectors fail to find the target. Gorilla-Igor invites the squad over for a drink. Sour and defeated, the police consider and give in – drowning their sorrows in the bottle. Three hours pass. All merry and drunk, the squadrons faces’ mutate to an elephant, a pig, a bear and a badger. A wild drinking bender montage ensues.
Morning, they all awake to discover that they are all trapped in a zoo cage with human faces again. Suddenly, the cage swings open. A zookeeper slides a crate of beer in. From then on, they live to be a constantly wasted pack of animals
entertaining the zoo visitors.
Face Recognition is a satirical look at the technology which dramatically alters our society, making everything private public. The biggest tech companies are now developing their own facial recognition solutions. In a number of Chinese cities, crossing at a red light or taking too much toilet paper in a public WC could lead to a fine being sent straight to your home.
Although the idea of the film is critical, it treats the topic in a playful and absurd manner. A social observation of sorts. In the film, people's faces mutate to animals’ when they are drunk. Some to pigs, some to badgers, etc. – depending on their nature.
The forces have to find a solution to avoid becoming the victim of their own weapon.