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Immortal (2004)

Immortel (ad vitam) (original title)
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In the distant future, Earth is occupied by ancient gods and genetically altered humans. When a god is sentenced to death he seeks a new human host and a woman to bear his child.

Director:

Enki Bilal

Writers:

Enki Bilal (comic books "La Foire aux immortels" and "La Femme piège"), Serge Lehman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Hardy ... Jill
Thomas Kretschmann ... Nikopol
Charlotte Rampling ... Elma Turner
Yann Collette Yann Collette ... Froebe
Frédéric Pierrot ... John
Thomas M. Pollard Thomas M. Pollard ... Horus
Joe Sheridan ... Allgood
Corinne Jaber Corinne Jaber ... Lily Liang
Olivier Achard Olivier Achard ... Checker
Jerry Di Giacomo Jerry Di Giacomo ... Jack Turner
Dominique Mahut Dominique Mahut ... Hotel Receptionist
Gary Cowan Gary Cowan ... Tycho Barman
Augustin Legrand Augustin Legrand ... Pusher / Salesman
Javon Constantin Javon Constantin ... Eugenics' Little Boy
Owen Steketee Owen Steketee ... Horus's Baby
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Storyline

This movie is set in the year 2095, hence the presence of mutant humans and extraterrestrials. The main character is known as Jill. She is not human. When she is discovered by Dr. Elma Turner she is diagnosed as being the most interesting genetic test subject Turner has ever come across. Her organs are not in the right place, she has no memory and her internal biological age appears to be only three months old. Turner gives her a break, giving her an identity card and a place to stay, in exchange for Jill being her guinea-pig to work on and discover more about. Nicopol is a frozen prisoner who is due to be released a year after the film is set. There is a problem in the frozen prisoners' ward and several are thrown down to the ground(dying in the process), including Nicopol, but he lives and only loses a leg. There is a lot more to this story but I can't disclose it in this summary; I don't have the words. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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future | cgi | death | deity | possession | See All (64) »

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The ancient gods have returned


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality/nudity, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Italy | UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

24 March 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Immortal See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€22,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,333,747 (France), 26 March 2004
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Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

(at around 1h 30 mins) The book that Jill is reading in Paris is "Les Fleurs Du Mal", by Charles Baudelaire. It talks about paradise, love, death, time, exile, among others themes, all referenced during the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Dr Turner is interviewing Jill for the first time, she glances at a digital readout of some of Jill's known vital statistics, which says that Jill's height is 4"8' (4 inches and 8 feet). See more »

Quotes

Jill Bioskop: I am a professional guinea pig!
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Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #35.9 (2006) See more »

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Etang Donne
Written by R. Matta, C. Huldobro and Goran Vejvoda (as G. Vejvoda)
Performed by Zerone
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Impressive and beautiful images
7 September 2004 | by paulorcbarrosSee all my reviews

"Immortel" (2004 - 102 minutes), a computerized animation directed by Enki Bilal, is an adaptation for the cinema of a French Comic Book Series full of impressive and beautiful images. New York, 2095. An amazing pyramid floats on the sky with some Egyptian Gods inside. The Eugenics, a legal company specialized in legal cloned organs transplants, monopolizes the market. It has more influence in the society than the proper government and now is making incredible advances in the creation of hybrids human-clones. One of the Gods of the pyramid, Horus, is charged to go down to the world of the human beings for, in one week, try to perpetuate his immortality. At meanwhile, Jill Bioskop, a young and mysterious woman of blue hair, an hybrid being with only three months old, arrives of an unknown place to experience living on Earth. Her enigmatic genetic constitution calls the attention. Nikopolos, a revolutionary fugitive, condemned the 30 years in a cryogenic prison for opposing the techniques of Eugenics, went to Earth too and was chosen by the God Horus who took his body and cured his cutted off leg. Nikopolos, manipulated for Horus, goes behind Jill because probably she could be pregnant of a God, what would give immortality to Horus.

Truly aesthetic luxury, the film counts on with a few real human characters, being distinguished the performance of the actors Charlotte Rampling and Jean-Louis Trintignant.


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