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Title: Selfless
Year: 2015
Country: USA
Plot: Business tycoon and billionaire Damian Hale (Ben Kingsley) is master of his own universe, until he is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Now on his deathbed, he finds a business card directing him to a man named Professor Albright (Matthew Goode), who informs him about a radical medical procedure called "shedding", in which one's consciousness is transferred to an artificially grown healthy body. Damian decides to undergo the procedure and engineers his own public death. Albright transfers him into a new body (Ryan Reynolds) and prescribes medication to alleviate vivid hallucinations which he claims are side effects of the procedure.

After a period of adaptation exercises, including the use of a swimmers treadmill,[5] Damian starts a new life in New Orleans under the assumed name of Edward Kittner and quickly befriends his neighbor Anton (Derek Luke). However, when he forgets to take his medicine, he subsequently suffers hallucinations of a woman and child. When Edward asks Albright about the hallucinations, he dismisses his concerns, but accidentally reveals that he knows details of the hallucinations that Edward did not reveal. Albright arranges for him to move to Hawaii for a change of scenery, but Edward, convinced the hallucinations are some kind of memory, researches a landmark he saw in his vision and heads to St. Louis instead.

In St. Louis, he encounters the woman, Madeline (Natalie Martinez), who identifies him as her apparently deceased husband Mark. Edward learns, much to his horror, that the body he is inhabiting belonged to another man who sold himself to Albright in order to gain the money he needed to cure their sick daughter. The two are attacked by Albright's men led by Anton, who reveals that he is one of Albright's employees. Mark and Madeline severely wound Anton, escape, and collect Madeline's daughter Anna from school before heading back to New Orleans. There, Mark researches Dr. Jensen (Thomas Francis Murphy), the man who invented shedding; Mark notices a tic he shares with Albright in a video of him and sees Albright in the same video as his assistant, and concludes that Jensen has shed himself into Albright's body.

Mark finds Dr. Jensen's wife Phyllis in a nursing home suffering from Alzheimer's and tries to get her to reveal where his research is, but she does not know. Mark soon lures Albright to the home and confronts him. Albright gives him more medicine and reveals that the pills suppress the original personality of the body he is inhabiting; if he continues to take the medicine, his "Mark" personality will eventually be completely erased, while if he quits, the "original" Mark will reassert control over his body and kill Damian's personality instead. But Mark flees when more assassins show up, including another man who he recognizes as Anton due to a necklace they share; Anton reveals that he has shed multiple times.
Will Madeline and the little girl survive? What will happen with Mark and Damien? Watch Selfless!



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