Ben Stiller

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Stiller, Ben

Last Updated: Nov-21-2022
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Brungardt, Gerard

Primary Category: Performing Arts / Film, TV, Video

Genre: TV Program


The titular "severance" surgical procedure is the ultimate answer to the work-life balance conundrum - separating work consciousness from personal consciousness. The person's work-self has no memory or knowledge of their personal-self, and vice versa. Lumon Industries and its employees do this for seemingly good reasons (e.g. to assuage grief) but unanticipated and darker motives are in tension throughout the series as its nine episodes follow a core team of four office workers navigating the realities of having had this procedure done.

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