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Chrysalis (2007)

In the near future Paris, a cop is searching for his wife's killer. The trail leads him to a high tech medical clinic where everything is not what it seems.

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Julien Leclercq

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Julien Leclercq (scenario and dialogue), Franck Philippon (scenario and dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Albert Dupontel ... David Hoffmann
Marie Guillard ... Marie Becker
Marthe Keller ... Professeur Brügen
Mélanie Thierry ... Manon Brügen
Claude Perron ... Miller
Alain Figlarz Alain Figlarz ... Dimitri Nicolov / Danis Nicolov
Smadi Wolfman ... Sarah
Patrick Bauchau ... Charles Becker
Guy Lecluyse Guy Lecluyse ... Kovacs
Cyril Lecomte Cyril Lecomte ... Le légiste
Francis Renaud ... Yuri
Manon Chevallier Manon Chevallier ... Clémence
Estelle Lefébure ... Clara
Mika Cotellon Mika Cotellon ... Malik
Andy King Andy King ... Gianni
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In the near future Paris, a cop is searching for his wife's killer. The trail leads him to a high tech medical clinic where everything is not what it seems.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

31 October 2007 (France) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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dry and confusing
13 December 2009 | by dromascaSee all my reviews

I have seen at a week distance two films describing Paris in the 2020s - 'La Jetee' by Chris Marker and 'Chrysalis'. They were made at more than four decades distance in time, and yet they have many similar lines bringing up troubling visions of the future of the vary familiar and warm city that is Paris.

Same as 'La Jetee', 'Chrysalis' is a very stylish film, with striking visuals. All is filmed in blue metallic light, which creates a artificial, cold, robotic atmosphere for a sci-fi and cop story which is a combination of some older (tough cop with young female partner as in 'Dernier domicile connu') and newer themes (mind control, human traffic). The principal problem is that the story is confusing, and even when the two parallel threads converged not all the details come clear.

Some good acting (especially Albert Dupontel in the lead role) and well filmed fights choreography cannot save the film, which remains a too dry exercise, with too much style and too little substance, and failing to create emotion.


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