I desperately need help finding a movie I saw a long time ago. I believe it was made in the late 90s to early 2000s because, from what I remember, it had fairly good special effects. I've been looking for this movie for so long, sometimes I'm convinced it was a dream.
It took place in a futuristic city. There are lots of robots/androids that look like humans. The robots are used by the government to walk through minefields to track mines. One robot becomes self-aware and purposely avoids land mines so as not to "die". The government is going to destroy him, but instead a woman purchases the robot to save it.
People in this city are obsessed with blowing money on ridiculous material possessions. One thing i specifically remember is a woman buy a miniature elephant that can write "Hello" using it's trunk.
I do not remember any of the actors.
If you know this movie, please let me know. I've been searching for it for a very long time. Thanks.