The jaw-dropping world of virtual communities and the havoc they can play on real life.

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Carolyn is a 37-year-old mother of four in the midst of a passionate affair. She spends up to 18 hours a day with her lover in the virtual online world Second Life. She has never met him, but, to her husband’s dismay, she plans to abandon him – starting a new real life with her online love.

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This remarkable film tries to decipher why some people prefer a synthetic world to the real one.

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