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Immortal (Ad Vitam) (2004)
"Immortel (ad vitam)" (original title)

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In the distant future, Earth is occupied by ancient gods and genetically altered humans. When a god is sentenced to death he seeks a new human host and a woman to bear his child.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Elma Turner
Yann Collette ...
Froebe
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John
Thomas M. Pollard ...
Horus
Joe Sheridan ...
Allgood
Corinne Jaber ...
Lily Liang
Olivier Achard ...
Checker
Jerry Di Giacomo ...
Dominique Mahut ...
Hotel Receptionist
Gary Cowan ...
Tycho Barman
Augustin Legrand ...
Pusher / Salesman
Javon Constantin ...
Eugenics' Little Boy
Owen Steketee ...
Horus's Baby
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Storyline

This movie is set in the year 2095, hence the presence of mutant humans and extraterrestrials. The main character is known as Jill. She is not human. When she is discovered by Dr. Elma Turner she is diagnosed as being the most interesting genetic test subject Turner has ever come across. Her organs are not in the right place, she has no memory and her internal biological age appears to be only three months old. Turner gives her a break, giving her an identity card and a place to stay, in exchange for Jill being her guinea-pig to work on and discover more about. Nicopol is a frozen prisoner who is due to be released a year after the film is set. There is a problem in the frozen prisoners' ward and several are thrown down to the ground(dying in the process), including Nicopol, but he lives and only loses a leg. There is a lot more to this story but I can't disclose it in this summary; I don't have the words. Written by wedgwood

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality/nudity, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 March 2004 (France)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

€22,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,333,747 (France) (26 March 2004)

Gross:

$3,677,197 (France) (2 April 2004)
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The poem Nikopol is reciting in his first scenes is "Une charogne" (The carcass) by Charles Baudelaire. See more »

Quotes

Horus: [referring to Jill] Young women like her are rare. Extremely rare. There are only a few of them in the entire universe. No one knows why they appear in one world or another. They don't even know who they are themselves, and the power they have.
Nikopol: What power?
Horus: The greatest power of all. The power to procreate with God.
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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #35.9 (2006) See more »

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Hjartao Hamast
Written by Birgisson - Holm - Gunnarson - Sveinsson
Performed by Sigur Ros
By Kind Permission of Universal Music Projets Speciaux and TRO Editions Essex
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Artful, atmospheric and beautiful...
12 October 2004 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

Well, first of all this film is supposed to be a loose adaptation of the comics (almost more "inspired by"...). Second, I think that those who criticize the CGI graphics quality or even compare it to the horrific (!!) "Final Fantasy", are a bit besides the point.., While the Final Fantasy CGI graphics where technically amazing, the story (what story ?) was absolutely idiotic, and there was a total lack of poetry or atmosphere. Of course the CGI in "Immortals" could have been much better!... But the fact that you can make an accurate picture of a French landscape does not make it better than a Monet painting, does it ?... The use of computer imagery does not mean that everything has to be fully realistic... artful images are often created, as in painting, with a non photo-realistic depiction of reality. I think this concept worked well with this movie, creating a very moody atmosphere and adding weight to the story. Certainly "Immortals" is not a statement about creating photo-realistic computer graphics - it is simply art made with people and computers. That said, I agree that for those who are not familiar with the comics series this movie may not leave the same impression - I am biased by being a Bilal fan. However, I would recommend anyone with an interest in Science Fiction that goes a bit beyond point-and-shoot action and photo-realistic CGI to go and see this movie - they might enjoy it!...

7/10


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