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Splice (2009) More at IMDbPro »

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Splice -- Elsa and Clive, two young rebellious scientists, defy legal and ethical boundaries and forge ahead with a dangerous experiment: splicing together human and animal DNA to create a new organism.
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Splice -- 	Elsa and Clive, two young rebellious scientists, defy legal and ethical boundaries and forge ahead with a dangerous experiment: splicing together human and animal DNA to create a new organism.


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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
4 June 2010 (USA) See more »
A secret experiment will break the laws of science and create an animal human hybrid. See more »
Genetic engineers Clive Nicoli and Elsa Kast hope to achieve fame by successfully splicing together the DNA of different animals to create new hybrid animals for medical use. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
4 wins & 22 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Adrien Brody ... Clive Nicoli

Sarah Polley ... Elsa Kast

Delphine Chanéac ... Dren (as Delphine Chaneac)

Brandon McGibbon ... Gavin Nicoli
Simona Maicanescu ... Joan Chorot

David Hewlett ... William Barlow

Abigail Chu ... Child Dren
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Doug Hicton ... Lab Tech (uncredited)

Directed by
Vincenzo Natali 
Writing credits
Vincenzo Natali (screenplay) &
Antoinette Terry Bryant (screenplay) and
Doug Taylor (screenplay)

Vincenzo Natali (story) &
Antoinette Terry Bryant (story)

Produced by
Joseph Boccia .... line producer
Yves Chevalier .... executive producer
Guillermo del Toro .... executive producer
Sidonie Dumas .... executive producer
Steven Hoban .... producer
Susan Montford .... executive producer
Don Murphy .... executive producer
Christophe Riandee .... executive producer
Joel Silver .... executive producer
Original Music by
Cyrille Aufort 
Cinematography by
Tetsuo Nagata (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Michele Conroy 
Casting by
John Buchan 
Constance Demontoy 
Jason Knight 
Production Design by
Todd Cherniawsky 
Art Direction by
Joshu de Cartier 
Costume Design by
Alex Kavanagh 
Makeup Department
Jaremy Aiello .... art department: KNB EFX Group (as Jaremy Ailleo)
David R. Beecroft .... key hair stylist
Howard Berger .... special makeup and creature effects
Howard Berger .... special makeup effects on-set supervisor: KNB EFX Group
Chris Bridges .... on-set mechanic: KNB EFX Group
Chris Cera .... mold and lab crew: KNB EFX Group
Barry Crane .... mold and lab crew: KNB EFX Group
Gino Crognale .... art department: KNB EFX Group
Tom Czarnopys .... key sculptor
Michael Deak .... special makeup effects supervisor: KNB EFX Group (as Mike Deak)
Jeff L. Deist .... mold and lab crew: KNB EFX Group (as Jeff Deist)
Alex Diaz .... special makeup effects art director: KNB EFX Group
Ben Driggs .... sculptor
Jeff Edwards .... mechanical department: KNB EFX Group
Kyle Glencross .... prosthetic makeup artist: KNB EFX Group
Brian Goehring .... mold and lab crew: KNB EFX Group
Steve Hartman .... mold and lab crew: KNB EFX Group
Beth Hathaway .... fabrication department: KNB EFX Group (as Bath Hathaway)
Grady Holder .... mold and lab crew: KNB EFX Group
Derek Krout .... foam department: KNB EFX Group
Tami Lane .... key prosthetic makeup artist: KNB EFX Group
Jim Leonard .... mold and lab supervisor: KNB EFX Group (as James Leonard)
Tony Matijevich .... seaming department: KNB EFX Group
Mike McCarty .... art department: KNB EFX Group
Ann McLaren .... key sculptor
Neil Morrill .... key sculptor
Clare Mulroy .... fabrication department: KNB EFX Group
Marie Nardella .... key makeup artist
Greg Nicotero .... special makeup and creature effects
Cristina Patterson .... contact lens painter (as Cristina Patterson Ceret)
Lydia Pensa .... assistant hair stylist
Christina Prestia .... seaming department: KNB EFX Group
Dirk Rogers .... mold and lab crew: KNB EFX Group
Andy Schoneberg .... art department: KNB EFX Group
Shannon Shea .... special makeup effects supervisor: KNB EFX Group
Lino Stavole .... mold and lab crew: KNB EFX Group
Patricia Urias .... foam department: KNB EFX Group
Julia Valente .... assistant makeup artist
A.J. Venuto .... mold and lab crew: KNB EFX Group
Kevin Wasner .... art department: KNB EFX Group
Kevin Wasner .... sculptor
John Wheaton .... art department: KNB EFX Group
David Wogh .... mechanical department: KNB EFX Group
Shane Zander .... on-set mechanic: KNB EFX Group
Javier Zepeda .... art department: KNB EFX Group
Production Management
Charles V. Bender .... post-production supervisor: Los Angeles
Joseph Boccia .... production manager
Gregor Hutchison .... post-production supervisor
Serge Touboul .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Boem .... first assistant director: second unit
Sarah Campbell .... second assistant director
Felix Gray .... first assistant director: second unit
Kira McCord .... trainee assistant director
Bob Munroe .... second unit director (as Robert Munroe)
Craig Newman .... third assistant director
Andrew Shea .... first assistant director
Art Department
Amro Attia .... creature designer
Rob Ballantyne .... illustrator
William Cheng .... set designer
Jody Lynn Clement .... second assistant art director
Rossana DeCampo .... key scenic artist
Tanya Hart .... props master: second unit
Sam Hudecki .... assistant art director
Jason Lunn .... leadman
Kari Measham .... set decoration buyer
Matt Middleton .... second assistant art director
Mario Moreira .... assistant property master
James R. Murray .... property master
Dan Norton .... set designer
Robert Nowacki .... first assistant art director
Adam Smith .... specialty prop fabricator
Travis Staley .... on-set carpenter
Sound Department
Sébastien Ariaux .... dubbing mixer
Bernard Bats .... sound mixer
Denis Bellingham .... boom operator
Steph Carrier .... sound effects mixer
Steve Copley .... foley mixer
Roderick Deogrades .... sound effects editor (as Rod Deogrades)
Stefan Fraticelli .... foley artist
Janice Ierulli .... dialogue editor
Garrett Kerr .... sound effects editor
Laurent Kossayan .... supervising sound editor: Los Angeles crew
Martin Lee .... dialogue mixer
Alexis Leverve .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Ryan Lukasik .... foley assistant
David McCallum .... supervising sound editor
Jason McFarling .... second boom operator
Colin McLellan .... adr recordist
Daniel J. Meyers .... sound mixer
Joe Morrow .... sound re-recording assistant
Steve Pederson .... re-recording mixer
Sonny Pettijohn .... sound editing assistant: Los Angeles
Brent Pickett .... first assistant sound editor
Mark Purcell .... sound mix technician
Jill Purdy .... dialogue editor
Joël Rangon .... sound mixer
Trent Richmond .... foley editor
David Rose .... sound designer
Kevin Schultz .... foley mixer
Brian Seagrave .... audio post-conform
Brad Sherman .... re-recording mixer
Mark Shnuriwsky .... sound effects editor
John Sievert .... foley artist
Lou Solakofski .... dialogue mixer
John Joseph Thomas .... sound editor
Lou Thomas .... dialogue editor: Los Angeles
Jean-Alexandre Villemer .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Howard Berger .... special effects makeup
Jason Board .... special effects
Tom Czarnopys .... key sculptor: Image Metrics
Joe Giles .... special effects technician: mold department, K.N.B Effects Group
Brian Goehring .... special makeup and creature effects crew: KNB EFX
Grady Holder .... special effects technician: K.N.B. Effects Group
Michael Innanen .... special effects first assistant
Fiona MacPherson .... special effects shop coordinator
Philippe Maurais .... special effects key: second unit
Ann McLaren .... key sculptor: Image Metrics (as Anne McLaren)
Greg Nicotero .... special effects makeup (as Gregory Nicotero)
Jim Peacock .... special effects builder
David Reaume .... special effects technician
Dirk Rogers .... special effects technician: K.N.B. Effects group
Jeff Skochko .... on-set special effects key
Lino Stavole .... special effects technician: mold department, K.N.B Effects Group
Lindsay Vivian .... special effects runner
Daniel White .... special effects coordinator (as Danny White)
Visual Effects by
Pascal Anquetil .... animation supervisor: Mac Guff
François-Xavier Aubague .... visual effects producer: BUF
Frederic Barbe .... digital artist: BUF
Peter Bas .... compositor
Jeff Bastedo .... animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Michael Becki .... compositor: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures (as Mike Becki)
Francois Belliart .... rendering artist: Mac Guff
Kevin Berger .... visual effects consultant
Pierre Beucher .... 3d layout artist: Chez Eddy
Pierre Beucher .... layout artist
Jacques Bled .... visual effects producer: Mac Guff
Chris Bobinski .... compositor
Arnauld Boulard .... visual effects producer: Mac Guff
Frédéric Boulin .... digital artist: BUF
Marie Bourguet .... compositor: Mac Guff
Marie Bourguet .... digital artist
Jean-François Bourrel .... visual effects producer
Terry Bradley .... CG supervisor
Pierre Buffin .... visual effects supervisor: BUF
Bryan Burger .... tracking supervisor: Image Metrics
Christina Butterfield .... layout artist: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Christina Butterfield .... visual effects artist: C.O.R.E
Jerome Calvet .... camera animator: Chez Eddy
Lisa Carr-Harris .... compositing supervisor: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Rodolphe Chabrier .... visual effects supervisor: Mac Guff
Fabien Charbonnier .... system administrator: BUF
Kevin Clark .... compositor: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Dug Claxton .... digital compositor
Olivier Clert .... animator: Mac Guff
Jonathan Cohen .... lighting and compositing artist: Chez Eddy
Jonathan Cohen .... visual effects artist: Chez Eddy
Nicolas Combecave .... rigger: Mac Guff
Gary Couto .... compositor: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Tony Cybulski .... digital compositor: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Thomas Delcoy .... rendering artist: Mac Guff
Luke Della-Schiava .... digital lighter
Nicolas Delval .... additional visual effects producer: BUF
Paul DeOliveira .... compositor: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Paul DeOliveira .... digital effects artist: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Carla Diamond .... visual effects producer: BUF
Delphine Domer .... visual effects post-production supervisor: Mac Guff (as Delphine 'Fifine' Domer)
Jeremie Droulers .... rendering artist: Mac Guff
Fabien Dufour .... modeler: Chez Eddy
Fabien Dufour .... texture artist: Chez Eddy
Paul Eberhard .... compositor
Abdullah Ecirli .... digital compositor
Pascal Etangsale .... digital artist: BUF
Émilie Feret .... visual effects coordinator
Thomas Foncelle .... lead render wrangler
Michael Forot .... research & development engineer
Benoit Gadreau .... research & development engineer
Dale Gagne .... visual effects producer
Damien Gautron .... rigger: Mac Guff
Brian Genna .... motion tracker: Image Metrics
Peter George .... compositor: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Mahsa Ghorbankarimi .... compositor
J.P. Giamos .... visual effects assistant production manager: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Michael Goldfarb .... lead rigger: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Michael Goldfarb .... visual effects artist: character finaling, C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Sebastien Gombeaud-Saintonge .... Flame artist: Mac Guff Ligne Paris
Maria A. Gordon .... compositor: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures (as Maria Gordon)
Andrew 'Spanky' Grant .... lead animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Michael Griffith .... visual effects editor
Luke Groves .... visual effects coordinator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Amélie Guyot .... 3d tracker: Mac Guff
Amélie Guyot .... matchmover
Bill Halliday .... on-set visual effects supervisor
Danny Hawrysio .... lighting artist: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Ryan V. Hays .... monitor visual fx graphics and animation
Matthew Horner .... animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures (as Matt Horner)
Ian Hunter .... visual effects supervisor
Adam Jeziak .... asset artist: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Anne-Gaelle Jolly .... research & development engineer: BUF
Ken Mitchel Jones .... asset artist: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures (as Ken Jones)
Jean-Charles Kerninon .... lighting and compositing artist: Chez Eddy
Jean-Charles Kerninon .... visual effects supervisor: Chez eddy
Ian Kim .... asset artist: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Peter Konig .... concept artist
Yoga Kurniawan .... playback animator
Nicolas Labbe .... render farm operator: BUF
Fabrice Lagayette .... visual effects supervisor: BUF
Alain Lalanne .... visual effects producer: BUF
Andrew Lam .... animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Shane Law .... compositor: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Mathieu Le Meur .... rigger: Mac Guff (as Mathieu Lemeur)
Daniel Lee .... compositor: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Sue Len Quon .... visual effects editor
David Liebard .... modeler
David Liebard .... rigger: Mac Guff
Augustin Loreto .... layout artist: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Joachim Loubeau .... render farm operator: BUF
Chris Lue Shing .... animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Vam Maduro .... animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Anh Tu Mai .... setup and animation: BUF
John Mariella .... animation director
Giusi Marrone .... animator: Mac Guff
Seth Martiniuk .... digital compositor
Tom Mayclim .... scanner operator
Peregrine McCafferty .... 3d tracker: Mac Guff
Peregrine McCafferty .... matchmove artist
Tim McGill .... compositor: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Paul McLennan .... animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Kyle Menzies .... on set visual effects supervisor: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Reynold Mosley III .... lead modeler: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures (as Bo Mosley)
Bob Munroe .... visual effects supervisor (as Robert Munroe)
Mathieu Negrel .... rigger: Mac Guff
Antony Nguyen .... creature modeler: Mac Guff (as Anthony N'guyen)
Thierry Nguyen .... animator: BUF Compagnie (as Thierry N'guyen)
Thierry Nguyen .... character modeler and rigger: BUF Compagnie (as Thierry N'guyen)
Ken Nielsen .... compositor: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Ken Nielsen .... digital effects artist
Matthew Otto .... animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures (as Matt Otto)
Mayur Patel .... technology manager
Joseph Perro .... layout artist: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Laurent Pierrat .... render farm operator: BUF
Joe Raasch .... compositor: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Mahmoud Rahnama .... cg artist: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Christian Rajaud .... visual effects consultant
Clement Rambach .... software engineer: research and development
Nicolas Renou .... lighting and rendering supervisor
Carrie Richardson .... visual effects production manager
Nolwenn Rimbault .... digital artist: BUF
Marion Roger .... compositor: Mac Guff
Stephanie Saillard .... digital compositor: Mac Guff
Avi Salem .... compositor
Michel Samreth .... animator: BUF
Jerome Samson .... head of render farm: BUF
David Sanger .... visual effects producer
Mathieu Sauvage .... digital effects artist: Chez Eddy
Guillaume Schmitter .... I/O management: Mac Guff
James Schryer .... match move lead
Antonin Seydoux .... cg supervisor
Antonin Seydoux .... visual effects supervisor: Mac Guff
Rob Sischy .... compositor
Joel Skeete .... compositor: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Brian A. Smeets .... layout artist: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures (as Brian Smeets)
Gordon Smith .... visual effects designer: Image Metrics
Rick Smith .... digital compositor: C.O.R.E Digital Pictures
Jay Stanners .... compositor: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Ji Hyung Sung .... compositor: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Julien Tagodoe .... render farm operator: BUF
Mark Thomas-Stubbs .... digital compositor
Marie Tollec .... R&D engineer: BUF
Martin Tori .... on-set visual effects supervisor
Tim M. Townsend .... compositor: C.O.R.E Digitial Pictures (as Tim Townsend)
Mathieu Trintzius .... rigger: Mac Guff
Mathieu Trintzius .... senior character technical director
Dylan Trotter .... research & development
Arnaud Trouvé .... software development: BUF
Jeffrey Ullman .... animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Tracey Vaz .... senior compositor
Dominique Vidal .... technical director: BUF
Aurélie Villard .... digital artist
Jocelyn Vincent .... render farm operator: BUF
Paul Waggoner .... lead layout artist: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Patrik Witzmann .... layout artist: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Israel Yang .... lighter
Alphonso Young .... digital compositor: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Israel Young .... lighting artist: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Ramy Zaouai .... render farm operator: BUF
Dan Ziegler .... lighting lead
Christopher Custodio .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Hubert Boorder .... stunt double
Hubert Boorder .... utility stunts
Christopher Cordell .... stunt double: Adrien Brody
Neil Davison .... stunt rigger
Anthony Ferri .... assistant stunt coordinator
Plato Fountidakis .... stunt coordinator
Cheryl Quiacos .... stunt rigger
Paul Rapovski .... stunt coordinator
Alan Tang .... stunt rigger
Camera and Electrical Department
Vincent Borg .... lighting technician
Michael Carr .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Angelo Colavecchia .... camera operator: "a" camera
John Colavecchia .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Mark Cyre .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Jeff DaSilva .... second assistant camera
Stephen Farrier .... gaffer: second unit
Michael Galbraith .... gaffer: second unit
Dianne L. Haggarty .... grip
Michael L. Hall .... assistant chief lighting technician
David Herrington .... director of photography: second unit
Jamie Hodgson .... additional generator operator
Chris Howard .... gaffer
John Irwin .... generator operator
Patrick Krauter .... grip
Dino Laurenza .... camera operator: "b" camera
Edward Lipscombe .... key rigging grip
Walter Lipscombe .... best boy rigging grip
Mark Manchester .... key grip
Joseph Micomonaco .... first assistant camera: second unit
Herb Reischl Jr. .... rigging electric
Ronald Schlueter .... video assist: second unit
James R. Scott .... lighting technician
Stephen Spurrell .... chief rigging gaffer
Tom Starnes .... rigging best boy
Paul Thompson .... digital video assist operator
Steve Wilkie .... still photographer
Amanda Wojtaszek .... camera loader (as Amanda Buckland)
Animation Department
Frédéric Boulin .... animator
Cesar Bravo .... animator
Kyle Cooper .... animation designer
Leon W. Gittens .... animator
Andrew 'Spanky' Grant .... key animator
Matthew Horner .... animator
Joseph Perro .... animator
Jeffrey J. Ullman .... animator
David Bawel .... facial animation director (uncredited)
Casting Department
Dylan Jury .... casting assistant
Jane Rogers .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elayne Alexander .... assistant costume set supervisor
Michele Harney .... assistant costume designer
Leslie Kavanagh .... costume set supervisor
Susan Nycz .... assistant costume set supervisor
Mia Sturup .... wardrobe buyer
Editorial Department
Chris Blacklock .... telecine assistant
Sam Bollinger .... assistant editor
Erin Deck .... assistant editor
Ornella Del-Vecchio .... digital conformation
Sophia Del-Vecchio .... digital conformation
Maxine Gervais .... digital intermediate colorist
Isabelle Julien .... colorist
Frederic Jupin .... digital conformation
Erik Kaufmann .... digital intermediate editor
Vanessa Lafaille .... colorist assistant
Kathleen Largay .... digital intermediate colorist assist
Christopher M. Meagher .... digital intermediate editor
James Moe .... digital intermediate producer
Nathaniel Park .... editor: studio logos
Mark C. Pituch .... colorist: dailies (as Mark Pituch)
Lorraine Samuel .... post-production coordinator
Aidan Stanford .... color timer
Brett Sullivan .... additional editor
Dan Tegnelia .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Location Management
Scott Alexander .... assistant location manager
Marty Dejczak .... location manager
Adam Meaden .... location production assistant
Kati Moore .... location production assistant
Warner Strauss .... location scout
Music Department
Jean-Pierre Arquié .... music supervisor
Cyrille Aufort .... music director
Cyrille Aufort .... musician: piano
Cyrille Aufort .... orchestrator
Kevin Banks .... music editor: temp music
Quentin Boniface .... music executive producer
Véronique Bossa .... musician: vocals
Benjamin Caillaud .... music editor
Benjamin Caillaud .... protools engineer
Marie Charvet .... musician: violin
Eric Chevalier .... music programmer
Cecile Coutelier .... music assistant engineer
Pascal Dalmasso .... musician: guitars
Amy Fritz .... music supervisor
Christophe Gaugue .... musician: viola
Christophe Giovaninetti .... musician: violin
Joël Grare .... musician: percussions
Maya Iwabuchi .... musician: 1st violin
Mandy Ketcheson .... contact lens co-ordinator
Daniel Longuein .... music consultant
Laurent Macé .... vocals designer
Hervé Marignac .... recording engineer and mixer
Christophe Morin .... musician: cello
Jeremy Murphy .... recordist
Richard Pell .... composer: additional music
The Philharmonia Orchestra .... orchestra
Steve Price .... music recording engineer
Guy-Paul Romby .... copyist
Shie Rozow .... music editor
Marie Sabbah .... music supervisor
Paul Talkington .... contractor
Transportation Department
Jeff Bell .... transportation captain
Bill Boyd .... picture car coordinator
Dana Howes .... transportation coordinator
Wayne Ireland .... transportation co-captain
Regina Petrik .... daily driver
Other crew
Cynthia Amsden .... unit publicist
Stephanie Baird .... photo double: Elsa
John Bardswich .... project manager
P.H. Bergeron .... on-set videographer
Christina Buchli .... production legal
Lisa Burling .... script supervisor
Ghislaine Cauet-Martinotto .... production coordinator
George Charames .... lab consultant
David M. Chisholm .... production coordinator
Jane Conway .... animal wrangler
Tamara Conway .... animal wrangler
Ken Dhaliwal .... finance legal
Kook Ewo .... opening title sequence by
R. Emerson John .... script supervisor: second unit
Tori Larsen .... daily production assistant
Adrian Laurie .... assistant: Mr. Natali
David Leroux .... network engineer
Dahla MacKenna .... education supervisor
Ann McLaren .... sculptor
Anna Nguyen Hubert .... second assistant accountant
Anthony Parusis .... production assistant
Teddy Phuthanhdanh .... production assistant
Cheryl Quiacos .... movement coordinator
Lara Ravdjee .... assistant: Mr. Silver
Robin M. Reelis .... production supervisor
Ryan Robertson .... studio logos producer
Michelle M. Robeson .... assistant production coordinator
Jensenne Roculan .... assistant: Mr. Hoban and Mr. Brody
Todd Shannon Jr. .... diving supervisor
David Andy Shaw .... production assistant
Sat Sidhu .... on-set tutor
Mark Smith .... production staff
David Steinberg .... legal services
Alan Sutton .... fire safety coordinator
Calvin Thomas .... production intern
Alek Trpkovski .... production assistant
Alasdair Willson .... opening studio logos
Shane Zander .... puppeteer
Franck Chorot .... special thanks
Isaac Clements .... thanks
Sean Ellis .... thanks
David K. Henry .... thanks (as David Henry)
Chris Howard .... in memory of
Kana Koido .... special thanks
Dan Lyon .... thanks
Carrie Paupst Shaughnessy .... thanks
Jane Tattersall .... thanks
Loic Troché .... special thanks
Paul Vella .... thanks

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Rated R for disturbing elements including strong sexuality, nudity, sci-fi violence and language
104 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Those really are Delphine Chanéac's eyes in her performance as adult Dren. The space between her eyes was digitally widened to create this odd effect.See more »
Factual errors: The scenes at the farm are set in the winter, but the barn where Dren is living has sunlight showing between the boards making up the outer walls. It would be drafty and as cold as the outside, but is shown as warm enough to be livable.See more »
Elsa Kast:If you could understand crazy, it wouldn't be crazy.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Bride of Frankenstein (1935)See more »
One Twist Too MuchSee more »


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89 out of 147 people found the following review useful.
A twistedly depraved, yet highly enjoyable science fiction nightmare, 17 June 2010
Author: DonFishies from Canada

Clive (Adrien Brody) and Elsa (Sarah Polley) are genetic scientists attempting to come up with a breakthrough protein that will help combat against deadly diseases. But the pharmaceutical company financing their work wants to push ahead, despite their insistence of needing more time to perfect their work. With the prospect of losing everything they have worked for, the couple secretly splices together a cocktail of animal DNA with human DNA, and wait to see what happens. Rather quickly, an extraordinary creature is born, and the pair must figure out what to do with it.

It may be 2010, but Splice owes its entire existence to the pioneering works of David Cronenberg and David Lynch. Yes, there are elements of Frankenstein and the work of H.P. Lovecraft scattered throughout the film, but the body horror, the mutations, the sexual depravity, the creature itself – all of these elements are cut of the same cloth the two legendary directors gave birth to in the 1970s and 1980s. But it is almost too easy to narrow down the little homages, references, and ideas co-writer and director Vincenzo Natali has dropped into his other-worldly tale. The whole film has a pulse unlike anything I have seen from the genre in recent years (outside of the enigmatic Avatar), and its low budget grittiness helps the tones and ideas of the picture go a very long way.

It is because of these elements that Splice rises out of the gluttony of modern horror and science fiction films. It has the old school charm, and it uses that to its advantage to create a rather unique film for its time. Natali, alongside co-writers Antoinette Terry Bryant and Doug Taylor, have crafted an uncompromising view of a potential nightmare of the future. Much like other great science fiction titles, Splice makes the audience think very hard about the morals being broken at any given time, the consequences of the characters' actions, and the very nightmare before them of whether a splicing experiment gone wrong like this one, could actually happen in reality.

If there is anything wrong with the film, it is the final act. Up until that point, everything feels very calculated and wildly unpredictable (especially one scene that rather easily disgusted the entire audience I was sitting with, including myself). But the last chunk of the film and especially in the dying moments of the film, the plotting seems very ill-conceived. It feels as if the writers had squandered all of their good ideas for the first two-thirds of the movie, and then ran out of ideas as to what to do afterwards. There are some good ideas at play here, but they just lack the intensity, enthusiasm and uniqueness of what came before. Ironically, a lot of these last scenes are in the television spots that make Splice look like any other horror movie, while the rest of the film tries its hardest to distance itself from everything else.

The various creatures that appear during the film, specifically the differing evolutions of the spliced together science project nicknamed Dren, are the true marvel of the film. Much like District 9, the filmmakers here have taken a significantly smaller sum of money than the average Hollywood blockbuster, and have created effects that appear all the more realistic and genuinely impressive. While some look a whole lot better than others (the early renditions of Dren suffer the most), all of these nightmarish beings look excellent and for all intents and purposes, a lot better than they ever should have looked. Great care and detail went into creating these effects, and even more went into some of the makeup used on Delphine Chanéac and Abigail Chu to make the look of Dren become increasingly more believable. The work here is truly spectacular, and compliments the script wonderfully.

The unfortunate thing about having such small casts is that the lead actors end up doing the entirety of the heavy lifting. But this is not a problem for Polley or Brody, who appears to have found a new resonance within the Hollywood zeitgeist, years after proving himself worthy of the big time in his Oscar-winning turn in The Pianist. Both are more than qualified for keeping the film afloat, and bring a passion to the small roles. Neither is terribly well written, but both actors breathe depth into their characters and performances. They have just the right conviction to their roles. They never waver or alter their style, even when the film veers into disturbing territory or all out insanity. Their chemistry is also quite well developed, and despite the initial weirdness, they are very believable as a couple.

The real marvel of the film however is undoubtedly Chanéac. She is simply magnificent in her role as Dren. She has to emote for the entire film (the creature does not really learn to talk), in various stages of dress, and she is more than up to the task. Her quick tonal changes reflect both the character's struggle for identity, and the immediacy and honesty of the portrayal. Much like Polley and Brody, Chanéac has a heightened conviction to the role that never falters. Her depiction of this monster makes it all the more human, and she makes genuine horror still look devastating.

Despite having seen the film a few weeks back, I still cannot get over how well done Splice was. It was cheap and gritty, but it had a low budget effects polish that was stronger than some of the best Hollywood blockbusters. The film has a few problems, but it is still well done all around, and should more than please fans of the genre. I can only hope for more inspired films like this to come from Natali in the future.


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