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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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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 (65) »

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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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Trivia

Actress Linda Hardy (who plays the character Jill) had her head completely shaved in order to wear the make-ups. 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

Nikopol: Fuck you!
Horus: Right, but let's fuck her again first.
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Connections

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

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Under the Volcano
Written by Denis Levaillant (as D. Levaillant)
Performed by Denis Levaillant
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Baffled at the low ratings
7 December 2004 | by PulsewidthSee all my reviews

I usually just stick to voting or info-retrieving when I visit IMDb. But my amazement at the low rating that this movie received is making me type these words down. I'm not much of a sci-fi fan but this movie yesterday at the art-house theatre and loved it. Powerful and convincing main characters (I'm not acquainted with the comic book series which are supposed to be better) , great characters (nice to see Charlotte Rampling doing something different), thin story lines but you know what you want to see: Egyptians Gods excerting their will in the not so distant horrid future. Simply loved Horus. Didn't experience a dull moment. And thus: 9 out of 10, partly to counterbalance the low ratings.

Go see it.


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Language:

English | French

Release Date:

24 March 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Immortal See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR22,100,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,172,452
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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