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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)
10 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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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
Michael Stahl-David ... Steve
Paul Giamatti ... Dr. Barker
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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The cinematography for the live-action scenes was by Michal Englert, the Polish cameraman who won the Sundance Festival's Best Cinematography award for his work on Jacek Borcuch's Lasting (2013). See more »

Quotes

Dylan Truliner: Do you know what my dreams are, Robin? Robin? Can you see my dreams?
Robin Wright: Four cockroaches playing poker on your lap, is that a dream?
Dylan Truliner: Yes. But it's not mine.
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References Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983) See more »

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Trio in E flat major, Opus 100 D. 929 - Andante con moto
Composed by Franz Schubert
Arranged/Interpreted by Max Richter
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Beautifully executed doom Scifi
22 December 2013 | by MdlndeHondSee all my reviews

It's two movies really the first part where you feel the impending doom set upon Robin Wright as she is caught between either professionally die off soon or make a deal that takes it all.

It so vividly explores the fine line between choice and the illusion of having one. The second part has a strong resemblance to Waking Life in it's psychedelic execution more than Waltz with Bashir. Existentialism, morality, Corporatocracy and the beautiful animation make this the most marvellous yet terrifying Sci-fi I have seen in ages. Watch Harvey Keitels monologue in the first half, it is outstanding. Robin Wright is as always amazing and gets extra kudos for playing herself in an alternate universe where her career has failed. It is all together a masterpiece.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 2014 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Budget:

PLN34,148,170 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,640, 31 August 2014

Gross USA:

$137,815

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$758,754
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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