In the 1997 film, Gattaca, director Andrew Nicoll applies his work in a modernised and discriminative world where characters are determined valid or invalid by the superiority of their genes.
One idea that stands out to me, is that ‘there is no gene for the human spirit’. He presents this through the struggle that Vincent Freeman and Jerome Morrow undergo throughout the film. Since the beginning of Vincent’s life, he has been in total contempt of being genetically inferior.
Andrew Nicoll cleverly integrates his ideas through intricate symbolism; such as the helix staircase Jerome climbs. This represents the struggle and fight against Jerome’s DNA that he must overcome in order to save Vincent’s identity.