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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

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Elma Turner
Yann Collette ...
Froebe
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John
Thomas M. Pollard ...
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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 kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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The ancient gods have returned


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

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24 March 2004 (France)  »

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€22,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,333,747 (France) (26 March 2004)
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The poem Nikopol is reciting in his first scenes is "Une charogne" (The carcass) by Charles Baudelaire. See more »

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Jill Bioskop: [Jill reciting in French the third stanza of Charles Baudelaire's poem "Le Poison," which she has just been reading from the book she holds entitled "Les Fleurs Du Mal" or Flowers of Evil] "Tout cela ne vaut pas le poison qui découle De tes yeux, de tes yeux verts, Lacs où mon âme tremble et se voit à l'envers... Mes songes viennent en foule Pour se désaltérer à ces gouffres amers." English translation: All that is not equal to the poison which flows from your eyes, from your green eyes, lakes ...
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Soundtracks

Nights in White Satin
Written by Justin Hayward (as J. Hayward)
Performed by Alain Bashung
By Kind Permission of Universal Music Projets Speciaux and TRO Editions Essex
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Baffled at the low ratings
7 December 2004 | by (Amsterdam) – See all my reviews

I usually just stick to voting or info-retrieving when I visit IMDb. But my amazement at the low rating that this movie received is making me type these words down. I'm not much of a sci-fi fan but this movie yesterday at the art-house theatre and loved it. Powerful and convincing main characters (I'm not acquainted with the comic book series which are supposed to be better) , great characters (nice to see Charlotte Rampling doing something different), thin story lines but you know what you want to see: Egyptians Gods excerting their will in the not so distant horrid future. Simply loved Horus. Didn't experience a dull moment. And thus: 9 out of 10, partly to counterbalance the low ratings.

Go see it.


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