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The Congress (2013)

Not Rated | | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi | 24 July 2014 (USA)
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An aging, out-of-work actress accepts one last job, though the consequences of her decision affect her in ways she didn't consider.

Director:

Ari Folman

Writers:

Stanislaw Lem (novel), Ari Folman (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robin Wright ... Robin Wright
Harvey Keitel ... Al
Sami Gayle ... Sarah
Jon Hamm ... Dylan Truliner (voice)
Kodi Smit-McPhee ... Aaron Wright
Danny Huston ... Jeff Green
Michael Stahl-David ... Steve
Paul Giamatti ... Dr. Barker
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Joe Childs ... CGI capture
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An aging, out-of-work actress accepts one last job, though the consequences of her decision affect her in ways she didn't consider.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kongres See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

PLN34,148,170 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,640, 31 August 2014

Gross USA:

$137,815

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$519,438
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Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Cate Blanchett was initially approached to star in the film. See more »

Quotes

Robin Wright: Does that make sense? Or is this just in my mind?
Robot: Ultimately, everything make sense. And everything is in our mind.
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References A Fistful of Dollars (1964) See more »

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Trio in E flat major, Opus 100 D. 929 - Andante con moto
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Arranged/Interpreted by Max Richter
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Ari Folman is a genius
13 December 2017 | by JithindurdenSee all my reviews

The first 40 minutes of the films are in live action where Robin Wright plays a version of herself who's promising acting career didn't really flesh out after her success in the 80's and 90's while her while taking care of her family and the film industry is revolutionizing itself by using scans of actors to make films. Then for the next hour, it turns into an animated film which stays close to the novel The Futurological Congress, a completely surreal experience.

The first stands as a commentary on how the film industry is exploiting artists and the fascist standpoint of the studios along with all the ethical and moral conundrums. But it's when the animated section starts that we understand that it's actually a much wider problem we are seeing here, it's not just the film industry but the whole world that is forgetting the true nature of being human and is embracing the virtual world of lies.

Although it throws some of its concept on your face and may feel a little over ambitious to some it's an epic journey that is truly a unique experience. Ari Folman is definitely a genius helming films like this one and Waltz With Bashir


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