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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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Barthélémy Karas (voice)
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Ilona Tasuiev (voice)
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Jonas Muller (voice)
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Nusrat Farfella (voice)
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Bislane Tasuiev (voice)
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Paul Dellenbach (voice)
Robert Dauney ...
Karas (voice)
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Bislane (voice)
Isabelle Van Waes ...
Ilona (voice) (as Isabelle Van Waess)
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Dellenbach (voice)
Marco Lorenzini ...
Muller (voice)
Jerome Causse ...
Amiel (voice)
Clémentine Baert ...
Nurses (voice)
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Parisian (voice)
David Benito ...
Nayhib (voice)
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Storyline

Paris, 2042: 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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Paris 2054. Live forever or die trying.


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

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Release Date:

15 March 2006 (France)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

€14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$63,260 (USA) (13 October 2006)
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Renaissance took six years to complete on a budget of 15 million dollars. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Barthélémy Karas: First, we find her. And then, we sleep.
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Referenced in Renaissance: Making of promo (2006) See more »

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Great visuals, great story!
5 March 2006 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I just came back from a pre-release viewing of this excellent sci-fi film noire. It's style is definitively unique and very well made. It is filmed with actual actors, but transformed into a black and white comic-strip style you have never seen before. It goes one step further than Sin City, and it does it well. It's a successful combination of french comic and movie cultures. The story and mood remind of Blade Runner, and if you liked that one you will surely like this one, too. The storyline is intelligent, never boring and has some nice little twists. This film is a must-see for any cinephile except perhaps those who absolutely don't like sci-fi or b&w.


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