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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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Taglines:

What would you give for an eternal youth? [Scandinavian Blu-ray] See more »


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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

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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Connections

References A Fistful of Dollars (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Forever Young
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Robin Wright
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really good dystopia about modern days, but lacks a bit of focus
18 March 2014 | by quaseprovisorioSee all my reviews

It's a great allegory about the avatars of ourselves, on the social networks, on the smartphones and ipads. while, in the real world, people are getting poorer each day, wars are declared, people don't have water to survive. But this is mostly about identity. we sell it really easily, we want to be someone else, and someone can profit from that. Robin wright character is very well built, all her pain, her realization of being "old" for the job, the love for the kids.

The problem is that the dialogues are too expositive sometimes, at certain parts it can get confusing it's truth. but it talks about today, it wants to amaze us visually , and makes us think about all the virtual networking we're having now a days. we are selling ourselves each minute on the internet,

Really good stuff, highly recommended.


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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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Box Office

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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Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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