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Tykho Moon (1996)

Not Rated | | Sci-Fi | 28 November 1996 (Germany)
The McBee family has erected a government over a future 'colony', that looks like a run-down Paris divided into sectors by the Berlin Wall. All male family members suffer from a mysterious ... See full summary »

Director:

Enki Bilal

Writers:

Enki Bilal (original scenario), Dan Franck | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Delpy ... Lena
Johan Leysen ... Anikst
Michel Piccoli ... Mac Bee / frère Mac Bee
Marie Laforêt ... Eva
Richard Bohringer ... Glenbarr
Yann Collette Yann Collette ... Alvin / Edward
Peter Berling
Frédéric Gorny Frédéric Gorny ... Konstantin
Olivier Achard Olivier Achard ... The concierge
Svetozar Cvetkovic Svetozar Cvetkovic ... Le Sbire
Roger Dumas ... Patron
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Le chirurgien
Kevin Brunet Kevin Brunet
Marilyne Canto Marilyne Canto ... La réceptionniste
Marie Caries Marie Caries
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Storyline

The McBee family has erected a government over a future 'colony', that looks like a run-down Paris divided into sectors by the Berlin Wall. All male family members suffer from a mysterious disease and are in urgent need of organ transplants. The perfect donor, Tykho Moon, probably has been killed in a fire, but according to rumours he's still alive. Although assassins stalk the family members, the McBees start a hunt for Tykho. Trying to escape the dragnet, Alex, a sculptor, meets Lena, a killer posing as a whore. Written by Armin Ortmann <armin@sfb288.math.tu-berlin.de>

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France | Germany | UK

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

28 November 1996 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Tykho Moon - Segredos da Eternidade See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Adaptation of "Mister Sun"
(Goran Vejvoda/Jean-Philippe Verdin/Ric Zito)
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A live action version of the comics succesfully captures their mood
8 July 2002 | by tezzzaaaSee all my reviews

Being familiar with Enki Bilal's work I was happy to get a chance to see this film, which is on limited supply in Europe. The feel and looks of the comics are well realized in this live action film, situated in a kind of post- apocalyptic France. Apart from the scenes situated on the moon, where the dictatorial Mac B'ee family is ruling. Their search for the former organ donor Tykho Moon, who himself is amnesiac after the first operation, to cure the family from a strange disease, provides the plotline. The actors are well chosen, matching the drawings of Bilal characters. Moreover they're top French actors. I wish more American actors would sometimes choose to do more daring and interesting stuff. The decors and costumes were nice but a bit too obvious sometimes. I did enjoy the icey blue teint covering it all though. This depressing constant paleness in the sky contrasted with an image of the Eiffel Tower with the upper half cut off is just brilliant and still makes me smile thinking about it now. The film is capturing enough and the plot revealing enough till the end to also satisfy people who don't care for Bilal comics. Pre-Amelie (if I may) Jeunet et Caro fans as well as people who like more bizarre French suspense like l'Appartement should have a good time watching this film.


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