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

R  |   |  Animation, Action, Crime  |  24 March 2004 (France)
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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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Elma Turner
Yann Collette ...
Froebe
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John
Thomas M. Pollard ...
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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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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Rated R for sexuality/nudity, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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€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 »

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Jill Bioskop: I am a professional guinea pig!
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Funny, Sexy, Smart... Hauntingly Beautiful
12 June 2005 | by (belly of the beast) – See all my reviews

Metropolis, Brazil, Blade Runner, City of Lost Children, Fifth Element, Dark City... throw them all in a blender and you've got the dark futuristic look of Immortal (Ad Vitam). Along with "Moebius" (art designer for Fifth Element) and Alejandro Jodorowsky (director of El Topo), Enki Bilal is one of the master story-tellers from the original Metal Hurlant publication known to most American comic-book aficionados as Heavy Metal.

This is the film the original Heavy Metal should have been. There is sex and humor and action, but it is all thoroughly in service of a science-fiction plot gleefully drenched in Egyptian-mythological fantasy. The style is pure Bilal, textured and palpable.

The plot is cerebral in that all humor (and tension) relates to character development; much like Blade Runner, if you do not follow the dialog there may not be enough action to sustain interest throughout the story. As such, there is little I could reveal about plot particulars without spoiling enjoyment of the tale's unfolding... the sad business about the leg, the quest for a certain woman, experiments with consumption, bathroom services, an oddly-formed fish...

If you have a taste for science-fiction and fantasy, I highly recommend you take a little tour of New York 2095!


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