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Possibility of an Island (2008)

La possibilité d'une île (original title)
A futuristic story about a man and his clone.

Director:

Michel Houellebecq

Writers:

Michel Houellebecq (scenario and dialogue), Michel Houellebecq (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benoît Magimel ... Daniel
Patrick Bauchau ... Le prophète
Jordi Dauder ... Gérard
Jean-Pierre Malo ... Jérôme
Ramata Koite ... Marie 23
Andrzej Seweryn ... Slotan
Philippe Delest Philippe Delest ... Le délégué luxembourgeois
Serge Larivière ... Rudi
Sandra Murugiah ... Hôtesse Indienne
Conrad Cecil ... Clergyman
Robbie Nock ... L'ami du clergyman
Gavin Bowd Gavin Bowd ... Le footbaleur anglais
Patrick Rameau ... L'animateur
Marie De Biasio Marie De Biasio ... Ilona
Clara Ponsot ... Dacha
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A futuristic story about a man and his clone.

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Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi

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Official Sites:

Bac Films [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

10 September 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Möglichkeit einer Insel See more »

Filming Locations:

Almería, Andalucía, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR6,800,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$176,615
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The next thousand years collapses.
14 May 2017 | by ulf-635-523367See all my reviews

From Daniel 1 to Daniel 25. The opening scene of the Elohimit revival meeting is promising. The next thousand years collapses into an unexpected longeur. He once again addresses big ideas, but without giving them big thought or serious attention. This time the main subjects are mankind's desire for immortality, as made possible by cloning, and, again, human love. At times he gets bored with his own rants in misantrophy, racism, paedophilia and torture. The novel barks up the wring tree. The film is a cosmic desert. Upsetting that Houellebecq wasted € 7 000000 on this project.


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