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Ascension (2002)

An unknown creature has murdered the Creator of Universe and unleashed the ability to produce miracles. This ability is now in the hands of human beings who have driven themselves into ... See full summary »

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Karim Hussain

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Karim Hussain
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Cast overview:
Marie-Josée Croze ... Pregnant Woman (lead)
Barbara Ulrich ... Older Woman (lead)
Ilona Elkin ... Young Woman (lead)
Gregoire Dunlevy Gregoire Dunlevy ... Father (as Greg Dunlevy)
Anne Bellerose Anne Bellerose ... Dead Daughter
Laurent-Christophe De Ruelle Laurent-Christophe De Ruelle ... The Murderer (as Laurent-Christophe de Ruelle)
Rachel Plummer Rachel Plummer ... Hanging woman
Lina Roessler ... The Woman - dream
Lexei Bacci Lexei Bacci ... Doppelganger 1
Julie Nöel Julie Nöel ... Doppelganger 2 (as Julie Noël)
Maxim Opadtchii Maxim Opadtchii ... Dead Father
Jean Guimond Jean Guimond ... Body outside
Jesse Todd Jesse Todd ... Body outside
John Tsatsoulis John Tsatsoulis ... Body outside
Armand Laroche ... Body outside - eyeless man
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An unknown creature has murdered the Creator of Universe and unleashed the ability to produce miracles. This ability is now in the hands of human beings who have driven themselves into destructive envy and the horrible chaos of suddenly becoming Gods themselves. Written by wxjuh

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 2003 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Ascension - taivaaseenastuminen See more »

Filming Locations:

Mirabel, Québec, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD 1,000,000 (estimated)
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Zuno Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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If you want to challenge your view on art
16 December 2008 | by mera_bullarSee all my reviews

It is interesting to see how dramatically people react to this movie. You've got to have an open-minded approach to be able to appreciate the slow, poetic vision of the director. If you don't like to think while watching a film, this is simply not for you.

I think this is a fantastic film. The young women have a talent for magic and poetry for this sort of surrealist artistic statement. It is impossible to take your eyes of them. That is probably also the thought of the camera zooms.

There are a lot of memorable lines. They are loaded with among the most cynicism and nihilism I have heard. Sometimes they are so extreme you have to laugh. It's like watching Evil Dead only you react to the dialouge instead of the gore.

Musicwise it is especially interesting. It reminds me of B-science fiction films set in a post-apocalyptic world, like Cyborg 3, but obviously with fingertip feeling. It merges with the soothing sound design similar to that in Blade Runner.

Overall, well worth watching if you are into Nietzsche-philosophies and Tarkovsky-symbolism.


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