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Complete credited cast:
Malgorzata Foremniak ...
Ash
Wladyslaw Kowalski ...
Jerzy Gudejko ...
Dariusz Biskupski ...
Bartlomiej Swiderski ...
Stunner (as Bartek Swiderski)
Katarzyna Bargielowska ...
Receptionist
Alicja Sapryk ...
Gill
Michal Breitenwald ...
Murphy of Nine Sisters
Zuzanna Kasz ...
Ghost
Adam Szyszkowski ...
Player A
Krzysztof Szczerbinski ...
Player B (as Krszysztof Szczerbinski)
Marek Stawinski ...
Player C
Jaroslaw Budnik ...
Cooper (voice)
Andrzej Debski ...
Cusinart (voice)
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Elzbieta Towarnicka ...
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In a future world, young people are increasingly becoming addicted to an illegal (and potentially deadly) battle simulation game called Avalon. When Ash, a star player, hears of rumors that a more advanced level of the game exists somewhere, she gives up her loner ways and joins a gang of explorers. Even if she finds the gateway to the next level, will she ever be able to come back to reality? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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20 January 2001 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Avalon - Spiel um dein Leben  »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$400,000 (Japan)
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When Ash starts searching for The Nine Sisters, she enters some keywords and the results show up on the monitor of her computer. However, the reflection on her glasses doesn't match what happens on her screen. See more »

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Bishop: Just as I thought, you are the only one who got through the gate.
Ash: Is this "Special A"?
Bishop: We call it "Class Real". Building it has taken huge amounts of very sophisticated data. In many ways, it's still very experimental.
Ash: In many ways?
Bishop: There's just one thing you have to do to complete it. That's finishing off the Unreturned. Your equipment and skill parameters are returned to default. All you have is a pistol and one clip of ammunition. There are neutral characters operating under free will. Hurt ...
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Just a few words
11 October 2004 | by (Brussels, Belgium) – See all my reviews

Well, this movie I enjoyed very much. To answer to those complaining about the slow pace: you're right. That's what's different and pretty nice in my opinion. For instance that moment when Ash is slicing a cabbage, cooking in her apartment. Boy! What a slow yet intense moment. Nothing to "see" but how much to feel. I'd say i like John Wo's movies too you know, but this style is the opposite, and better i think if a comparison can be made.

You might think i'm a weirdo but next time you see it try to focus on the apparent emptyness of some of the scenes ... like the one in the subway ... i hope you'll see what i mean.


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