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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.

Director:

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
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Guy Lecluyse Guy Lecluyse ... Kovacs
Cyril Lecomte Cyril Lecomte ... Le légiste
Francis Renaud ... Yuri
Manon Chevallier Manon Chevallier ... Clémence
Estelle Lefébure ... Clara
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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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Worth the time to see - if it's your cup'a tea
18 December 2010 | by bilgerat99See all my reviews

This film, while not Oscar material, is a very solid sci-fi/crime thriller. It may seem to weaken itself slightly because it never really sets foot solidly in either camp but instead treads the line carefully between a quite plausible sci-fi plot and a crime/action story. Nonetheless, it is several cuts above the normal indy fare and rises even above some of Hollywood's efforts.

It has fine acting, outstanding sets, great action sequences and editing. The dualistic nature of the plot is well conceived and revealed sparingly; there are some nice twists and surprises along the route and it never bogs down. (Of course, for myself, I would have been content spending the entire 94 minutes happily watching only Mélanie Thierry's face but that's just me... ;-)

Seriously, give it a spin - you won't consider it a wasted 90 minutes if you like crime/sci-fi and great art direction in an intimate setting without loads of CGI; just be aware it's not a major undertaking like the Terminator or Matrix series - but if you don't need quite that much excitement to be entertained - it's very satisfying .


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