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Release Date:
31 October 2007 (France) See more »
Some Memories Can Never Be Forgotten See more »
In the near future Paris, a cop is searching for his wife's killer. The trail leads him to a high tech medical clinic where everything is not what it seems. | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Albert Dupontel ... David Hoffmann
Marie Guillard ... Marie Becker

Marthe Keller ... Professeur Brügen

Mélanie Thierry ... Manon Brügen

Claude Perron ... Miller
Alain Figlarz ... Dimitri Nicolov / Danis Nicolov
Smadi Wolfman ... Sarah

Patrick Bauchau ... Charles Becker
Guy Lecluyse ... Kovacs
Cyril Lecomte ... Le légiste
Francis Renaud ... Yuri
Manon Chevallier ... Clémence

Estelle Lefébure ... Clara

Mika Cotellon ... Malik
Andy King ... Gianni
Sébastien Libessart ... Infirmier
Patrick Hamel ... Jacques
Virginie Jaspart ... Aide-soignante
Rémy Roubakha ... Opérateur Europol
Claudia Tagbo ... Infirmière

Alex Waltz ... Agent DST 1
Franck Goumah ... Agent DST 2
Aline Tcheou ... Interprète chinoise
Olivier Vergès ... Assistant Brügen
Baptiste Leclercq ... Fumeur peep-show
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Susanna Brisk ... Mikayla's mom

Directed by
Julien Leclercq 
Writing credits
Julien Leclercq (scenario and dialogue) and
Franck Philippon (scenario and dialogue)

Nicolas Peufaillit (participation) and
Aude Py (participation)

Produced by
Jean-Philippe Blime .... executive producer
Franck Chorot .... producer
Original Music by
Jean-Jacques Hertz 
François Roy 
Cinematography by
Thomas Hardmeier 
Film Editing by
Thierry Hoss 
Casting by
Franck Jouard 
Production Design by
Jean-Philippe Moreaux 
Art Direction by
Alexis McKenzie Main (senior art director)
Set Decoration by
Sandra Conti 
Gianfranco Protopapa 
Costume Design by
Fabienne Katany 
Makeup Department
Elisa Angiulli .... makeup artist
Annalisa Bellucci .... makeup artist
Silene Monti .... makeup artist
Simone Pasqualini .... makeup supervisor
Mélanie Queyrel .... additional makeup artist
Françoise Quilichini .... key makeup artist
Chloé Van Lierde .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Yann Arnaud .... unit production manager
Philippe Desmoulins .... production manager
Marie-Paule Ester .... assistant production manager
Stéphane Riou .... assistant unit manager
Bernard Seitz .... production manager
Valentin Tourdjman .... assistant unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pascal Salafa .... first assistant director
Olivier Vergès .... second assistant director
Aurélie Jasnot .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Clément Chapelle .... assistant property master
Jeanne dit Fouque Damien .... graphic design
Ludovic Erbelding .... construction coordinator
Florent Maillot .... property master
Olivia Martin .... maquettiste
Katell Rolland .... carpenter
Sound Department
Lucien Balibar .... sound
Julien Bourdeau .... dialogue editor
Nicolas d'Halluin .... sound recordist
Pascal Dedeye .... foley artist
Franck Desmoulins .... sound editor
Daniel Gries .... foley artist
Sylvain Lasseur .... sound editor
Alexis Leverve .... co-sound mixer
Alain Lévy .... post-synchronization
Vincent Montrobert .... sound editor
Joël Rangon .... re-recording mixer
Valerio Stirpe .... sound
Jean-Alexandre Villemer .... sound recordist
Stéphane Vizet .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Olivier Afonso .... special effects makeup
Simone Pasqualini .... special effects makeup
Visual Effects by
Odile Beraud .... scan and shoot
Emmanuel Chapon .... modeling supervisor
Annie Dautane .... visual effects producer
François Dumoulin .... Flame artist
Luc Froehlicher .... cg supervisor
Guillaume Laforge .... 3D digital artist
Bruno Maillard .... visual effects supervisor
Michael Marques .... Flame artist
Matthieu Royer .... animation supervisor
Laurent Alexandre .... stunts
Oumar Diaoure .... stunt coordinator
Alain Figlarz .... fight choreographer
David Genty .... stunts
Laurent Larrieu .... stunt coordinator
Laurent Larrieu .... stunt coordinator: divers
Franck Merenda .... stunts
Sébastien Peres .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Jacques Ballard .... submarine camera assistant
Fabrice Bismuth .... first assistant camera
Elodie Boulard .... camera trainee
Thomas Brémond .... still photographer
Charles Carpentier .... electrician
Fanny Coustenoble .... second assistant camera
Florian Desmoulins .... assistant camera
Jean-François Dubut .... cable camera technician
Jean-Marc Duez .... grip
Jan Gagnaire .... grip
Pierre Garnier .... key grip
Laurent Héritier .... gaffer
Gary Pachany .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Alain Souffi .... submarine cinematographer
Casting Department
Géraldine Mouton .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandrine Douat .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Fabrice Blin .... colorist
Frederic Jupin .... digital conformation
Emmanuel Le Ridant .... telecine dailies colorist
Philippe Reinaudo .... digital intermediate technical director
Géraldine Rétif .... assistant editor
Music Department
Amélie de Chassey .... music supervisor
Delphine Mathieu .... music supervisor
Other crew
Ghislaine Cauet-Martinotto .... production assistant
Rachel Corlet-Soulier .... script supervisor
Françoise Della Libera .... production administrator
Florian Desmoulins .... camera assistant
Romeo Julien .... avid conformation
Xavier Gens .... thanks
Jean-Claude Lagniez .... thanks
Jean-François Larrieu .... thanks
Laurent Larrieu .... thanks
Alain Souffi .... thanks

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Also Known As:
"Installer" - Japan (English title)
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94 min | Canada:91 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Canada:18A | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Finland:K-15/13 | Finland:K-16/13 (2012 reform re-rating) | France:12 | New Zealand:R16 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:NC-16 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15
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The film takes place in 2025.See more »
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References A Clockwork Orange (1971)See more »


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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
A watchable but distinctly average French science fiction thriller, 22 November 2009
Author: t-birkhead from United Kingdom

I tend to be more familiar with French horror than science fiction, this is one of the few of the latter that I've come across and it is perhaps the weakest sadly, though not without its charms. It melds a mismatched partners cop set up with a mysterious, memory tinkering device, with a dash of standard paranoia and a light dusting of potentially interesting themes. There's Albert, our taciturn male lead, even stonier than the average having just lost his partner and wife, Marie, his more "reliable" partner, ambitious young lady with everything to prove, but what do dead immigrants and mysterious eyelid markings have to do with everything? Not to mention a parallel story involving a white coated genius but troubled lady scientist that turns out to be integral but is so predictable I won't say anything about it. Things bubble along, little in the way of truly surprising developments, there is however some effective style, chilly atmosphere and a few flashes of neat action to hold things together until a mishandled ending. Julian Leclerc knows how to marshal his tale and hit the right sort of beats, the film is well structured and flows nicely, its just mechanical in its execution, lacking the thoughtful depth or sustained emotional development that it needed. Sure, there are moments where such depths are hinted at or alluded to, but the film is surface deep, shiny but an empty thing. All this is not to say that I didn't like this one at all though, I in fact got a reasonable enough measure of good times out of it. Albert DuPontel looks his part, craggy and wearied in appearance, and he does his best with his tight-lipped but intense role as Albert, leaving Marie Guillard to act as a likable hook for the audience, which she provides well with an eager, serious yet naive turn that comes off bright and attractive. Melanie Thierry is coldly effective as Dr Brugen, serious and collected with a subtle inner desperation, whilst Alain Figlarz comes across reasonably fierce as the villain of the film. All good turns but all are underwritten parts, they come across as not much more than stock roles, nothing for viewers to really dig into. As another plus though, the film has a bleak and unwelcoming feel, it does not exist in a friendly future and its few gadgets offer little wonderment, all is captured in chilly grey style by the cinematography of Thomas Hardmeier. This works well with the little clutch of action scenes, including a couple of good hard hitting fights, well choreographed by Alain Figlarz. The action has a feel of realism to it, punchy, brutal and effective, with quite a humdinger of a dust up in the final block. These are the things that kept me sufficiently enthused by this one, it probably helps too that I have a fairly high tolerance for science fiction thrillers that at least attempt to look at serious issues and this film touches on a few, the self, memory, the plight of immigrants and the abuse of authority. It may not do much with them, but the themes are there and nice to see, if only for the way in which they lead the viewer to consider such things for themselves. So then, this is far from great stuff but what can I say, I dug it enough. Only one for the really dedicated mostly and not something I'd recommend to all by any means, but it has its moments and it did just about well enough for me

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