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Realive (2016)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sci-Fi | 29 September 2017 (USA)
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Marc (Tom Hughes) is diagnosed with a disease and is given one year left to live. Unable to accept his own end, he decides to freeze his body. Sixty years later, in the year 2084, he ... See full summary »


Mateo Gil


Mateo Gil (screenplay)
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Tom Hughes ... Marc Jarvis
Charlotte Le Bon ... Elizabeth
Oona Chaplin ... Naomi
Barry Ward ... West
Julio Perillán ... Dr. Serra
Rafael Cebrián ... Jeffrey
Bruno Sevilla ... Charles
Daniel Horvath ... Surgeon
Alex Hafner ... The Elderly Hornball
Godeliv Van den Brandt ... Sigourney
Melina Matthews ... Technician
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Efrain Anglès Efrain Anglès ... Human Head
Sebastian R. Bugge Sebastian R. Bugge ... Hunk on dance floor meeting Naomi (Oona Chaplin)
Tony Corvillo ... Surgeon 3
Jordi Cots Jordi Cots ... Re animated 6


Marc (Tom Hughes) is diagnosed with a disease and is given one year left to live. Unable to accept his own end, he decides to freeze his body. Sixty years later, in the year 2084, he becomes the first man to be revived in history. It is then he discovers that the love of his life, Naomi (Oona Chaplin), has accompanied him this entire time in a way that he'd never expected. Written by Arcadia Motion Pictures

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Immortality is only a matter of time.


Drama | Sci-Fi


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Belgium | Spain | France



Release Date:

29 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Project Lazarus See more »

Filming Locations:

Canary Islands, Spain See more »


Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)
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The film shares common points with Open Your Eyes and its American remake Vanilla Sky, which were also written by Mateo Gil. Here he revisits themes of love, loss and death within the frame of a cryogenics sci-fi story. See more »


Marc Jarvis: I don't know.
Marc Jarvis: There is only one thing I can see clearly now.
Marc Jarvis: Life is nothing more than state of matter.
Marc Jarvis: Like a gas. Or liquid.
Marc Jarvis: A form of molecular organisation.
Marc Jarvis: And there's nothing transcendent or devine about it.
Marc Jarvis: It's only objective is to perpetuate itself through motion, change, adaptation.
Marc Jarvis: Life isn't worried about any species. Much or less, any individual.
Marc Jarvis: We are nothing more than the chunks of mud that uses it as a vehicle.
Marc Jarvis: Life is what's scary. Not death.
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Lyrics & Music by Lourdes Hernández and Lucas Vidal
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Thoughtful Science Fiction
14 May 2017 | by Claudio CarvalhoSee all my reviews

When Marc Jarvis (Tom Hughes) is diagnosed of an incurable throat cancer, the plans his life to commit suicide and keep his body cryogenically frozen in the Progeny Company awaiting for technology to revive. In 2084, he becomes the first man to be successfully revived by Dr. West (Barry Ward) and his team. The nurse Elizabeth (Charlotte Le Bon) helps Marc in his recovery and he learns that his beloved lover Naomi (Oona Chaplin) did the same expecting to live with him in the future. However Marc finds previous fails in the project with several casualties. Further, he is losing his only belongings – his memories – and he does not recover his previous health. Out of the blue, Marc takes a decision for Naomi and him.

"Realive" is a thoughtful sci-fi by Mateo Gil, the writer of the magnificent "Abre los Ojos". The story is interesting, approaching themes like ethics, afterlife without the original memories, adaptation to a future society with different moral and behaviors and so on. However the narrative is too cold despite the intriguing screenplay and the film does not work well. Marc Javis and Naomi should have been better developed in the beginning in order to make these characters likable. The hot Charlotte Le Bon is also wasted in a very limited character. Anyway, the story is original and provides a different view of immortality that makes the viewer think. My vote is six.

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