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Director:
Writers:
Julien Leclercq (scenario and dialogue) and
Franck Philippon (scenario and dialogue) ...
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Release Date:
31 October 2007 (France) See more »
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Some Memories Can Never Be Forgotten See more »
Plot:
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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Cast

  (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
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
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
 
Stunts
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
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
 

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Also Known As:
"Installer" - Japan (English title)
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Runtime:
94 min | Canada:91 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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Australia:M | Canada:18A | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | 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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6 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
French cinema is back at the front, 9 May 2009
Author: Ismaninb from Suriname

All connoisseurs and other snobs know that between 1960 and 1980 French cinema was miles ahead of Hollywood. Directors like Melville knew that they could not compete on special effects etcetera because of the smaller budgets. They took the only possible course: do what Hollywood doesn't dare to do. Chrysalis breaks the Hollywood conventions as well and still stands firm in the French tradition. The pale colours remind us of classics like Le Samourai; the Hoffmann character could have been played by Alain Delon in his heydays. Dialogues are minimalistic and therefor highly effective. The two story lines first are independent and gradually merge. Montage between the two is brilliant; every scene makes you longing for the next one. Only halfway the meaning of the opening scene is partly revealed; only near the end you will understand it fully. So some patience and a bigger attention span than average is demanded - and rewarded. The movie has two weak points. First of all there is the plot. Probably I am not fair, but I find it hard to accept the plots of Robocop and Terminator as well. Never will movies like that get more than 8 stars. Second I find the Hoffmann character not that convincing anymore after his "accident". Don't take my criticism too hard. Deviating from the Hollywood norm involves risks so should be praised. Chrysalis is highly entertaining and intriguing, unless you prefer the standard, brainless and predictable stuff. And never I have seen such cold scenery.

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