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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
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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Taglines:

They gave her a choice. They changed her future to save her son. She will make the ultimate sacrifice. See more »


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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Jeff: We at Miramount, want to... want to scan you. All of you - your body, your face, your emotion, your laughter, your tears, your climaxing, your happiness, your depressions, your... fears, longings. We want to sample you, we want to preserve you, we want... all this, this... this thing, this thing called..."Robin Wright".
Robin Wright: What will you do with this... thing ? That you call Robin Wright?
Jeff: We'll do all the things that your Robin Wright wouldn't do.
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References Top Gun (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

'Nocturne' Larghetto in C sharp minor, Op. 27/1
Composed by Frédéric Chopin
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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