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31 October 2007 (France) See more »
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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 .... sound 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
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
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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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Am I blue..., 11 November 2014
Author: rooprect from New York City

This one of the bluest movies I've ever seen. You thought "Sleepy Hollow" was blue? You thought Soderbergh's "Solaris" was blue? Well hang on to your bonnet because this movie makes them look like "The Wizard of Oz". If you're looking for a blue movie then look no further than "Chrysalis".

Set in a tense future, Paris in the year 2025, this film is very stylish and gritty. The director sought to create a future vision that's not quite dystopian yet definitely not full of rainbows & unicorns. It is a very claustrophobic, psychological story that progresses on 2 levels. The first level is the straightforward action/thriller/scifi part: a rogue Paris cop is hunting down the killer who ruined his life. The 2nd level is a very human (yet equally tense) story about a woman who is reconnecting with her daughter after a terrible accident which caused the girl to have amnesia. Confounding at first, it is interesting to see how these two seemingly distant stories come together.

A well-written story and good script give all the actors a chance to shine as each plays the role of a deeply complex character. We have the main hero, a tough guy of few words, who is coming to grips with his ruined life as well as the realization of what a monster he has become. His female partner is a rookie, entering the story as a naïve kid who got the job only because her uncle is a big honcho, but ultimately she develops a forceful personality of her own. The mother in the 2nd story is very cryptic, and you don't know what drives her, or if she's a good person or bad person, until the end. And the daughter whose confused & innocent portrayal of a person struggling to regain her identity had me riveted in every scene.

So, yes, you could approach this as a straightforward scifi-action-crime-thriller, or you could also see it as a story of people finding--or rather, choosing--whom they want to be. And there you have it, all wrapped up in a nice, stylish ribbon. A blue ribbon of course.

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