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(2005)

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WILHELM SCREAM: A guard is shot and falls off a stone wall in the courtyard gun battle toward the end of the movie.
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The production team first chose the Brazilian capital of Brasilia as the city in which to shoot the movie. However, because of logistical problems they ended up in Berlin, Germany, where they found most of their locations, such as a recently built crematorium, and underground sewers dating from before World War II.
Charlize Theron had trampoline training with Cirque du Soleil's Terry Bartlett.
Production was delayed for over a month while Charlize Theron recuperated from a neck injury she sustained while slipping during stunt training. After the injury she still insisted on doing her own stunts, although she does have a stunt doubles clause in her contracts.
When Aeon is leaping over the lethal grass and lands balanced on a corner, the overhead shot closely resembles the logo from the Æon Flux (1991) series.
The scene where Aeon catches a fly with her eyelash is taken directly from the title sequence of the animated Æon Flux (1991) television show.
The white knife Una uses to chop vegetables in her kitchen is made by Kyocera electronics; the blade is made of a patented ceramic material instead of steel.
The theatrical trailer contains alternate and unused footage (ie. Aeon wears a less revealing set of clothes when she gets up).
At one point, Darren Aronofsky was attached to direct this film.
Several of Charlize Theron's costumes, most notably her asymmetric white suit, were contemporary couture pieces by Fashion Designer Jean-Paul Gaultier.
According to screenwriters Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi, the "Industrial Disease", which kills off most of the world's population at the beginning of the film, was caused by genetically modified food.
According to director Karyn Kusama, after finishing the movie, the studio fired her, re-cut the movie to a 71 minute long version which tested poorly and then asked her to edit the film again, but not back to her original vision. Huge parts of the plot were left out and even one character's sexuality of being gay was cut out by the studio.
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Michelle Rodriguez was originally set to play the lead when the film was announced in 2003.
Demi Moore was considered for the lead role.
Paterson Joseph's role had huge chunks cut out of it.
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The film takes place in 2415.
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

For the second season of the original Æon Flux (1991) animated series, Aeon was killed at the end of each episode, only to appear alive and well at the beginning of the next. In the film, all the people in the world have died and been re-born over and over in a most subtle reference/adaptation of the original series.
The flower Cladius is handling when Aeon comes and confronts him about Una's death is a Rafflesia, and smells like rotten meat. Its local name translates into "corpse flower" and it is commonly found in southeast Asia. It is the official flower for Sabah, Malaysia.

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