Renaissance (2006)

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In 2054, Paris is a labyrinth where all movement is monitored and recorded. Casting a shadow over everything is the city's largest company, Avalon, which insinuates itself into every aspect of contemporary life to sell its primary export -- youth and beauty. In this world of stark contrasts and rigid laws the populace is kept in line and accounted for.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Barthélémy Karas (voice)
Ilona Tasuiev (voice)
Jonas Muller (voice)
Nusrat Farfella (voice)
Bislane Tasuiev (voice)
Paul Dellenbach (voice)
Robert Dauney ...
Karas (voice)
Bislane (voice)
Isabelle Van Waes ...
Ilona (voice) (as Isabelle Van Waess)
Max Hayter ...
Dellenbach (voice)
Marco Lorenzini ...
Muller (voice)
Jerome Causse ...
Amiel (voice)
Nurses (voice)
Parisian (voice)
David Benito ...
Nayhib (voice)


Paris, 2054: a dark motion-captured world of shadows and right angles. Ilona Tasuiev, a brilliant young scientist, is kidnapped, and her employer, Avalon, a major health and beauty corporation, wants her found. Karas, a jaded police captain, is assigned to find her, fast. He seeks help from her sister, Bislane, and they are soon uncovering identify theft, missing files, and hints that something back in 2006 may explain what's going on. Ilona's mentor, Avalon's vice president, a Japanese researcher, an underworld boss, and Bislane's drug connection all figure in the mix. So does an attraction between Karas and Bislane. What's behind the kidnapping? Who's the victim? Written by <>

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Paris 2054. Live forever or die trying.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violent images, sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 March 2006 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Renacimiento  »

Box Office


€14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,800 (USA) (22 September 2006)


$63,260 (USA) (13 October 2006)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film takes place in October 2054. See more »


The movie is set in 2054, this is shown at the beginning, where the date "Oct 12 2054" is given in the Avalon advertisement. Throughout the movie, Ilona is said to be 22 years old, so she should be born around 2034. However, when she is abducted in the beginning, her passport is falling to the ground and her date of birth is visible as "24/06/2020". So either the movie plays in 2042 or the d.o.b. in her passport is wrong. See more »


Jonas Muller: Without death, life is meaningless.
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Referenced in Dans la tête de Christian Volckman (2006) See more »

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Breathtaking graphics. So-so story.
19 August 2006 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

First things first, this movie is achingly beautiful. A someone who works on 3D CG films as a lighter/compositor, the visuals blew me away. Every second I was stunned by what was on screen As for the story, well, it's okay. It's not going to set the world on fire, but if you like your futuristic Blade Runner-esquire tales (and who doesn't?) then you will be fine.

I do have to say that I felt the voice acting was particularly bland and detracted from the movie as a whole. I saw it at the cinema in English, but I am hoping that there is a French version floating around somewhere.

Definitely worth seeing.

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