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Ares (2016)

Arès (original title)
In a future France with many unemployed, big companies run the country. Ares is a loser boxer. When his sister's arrested, he agrees to a new drug, that'll help him win.

Director:

Jean-Patrick Benes

Writers:

Benjamin Dupas (collaboration), Jérémie Guez (scenario collaborator) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ola Rapace ... Arès
Micha Lescot ... Myosotis
Thierry Hancisse ... Coach (as Thierry Hancisse de la Comédie Française)
Hélène Fillières ... Altman
Ruth Vega Fernandez Ruth Vega Fernandez ... Anna
Eva Lallier Eva Lallier ... Anouk
Louis-Do de Lencquesaing ... PDG Donevia
Élina Solomon Élina Solomon ... Mae
Yvon Martin Yvon Martin ... Tyro
Pierre Perrier ... Boris
Emilie Gavois-Kahn Emilie Gavois-Kahn ... Carla
Jo Prestia ... Zito
David Migeot David Migeot ... DG Donevia
Vincent Parisi Vincent Parisi ... Eugénique n°67
Philippe Paimblanc Philippe Paimblanc ... Chef du Board
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In a near future, the world order has changed. With its 15 millions of unemployed citizens, France has now become a poor country. Its people wavers between rebellion and resignation and find an outlet in the shape of TV broadcast ultra brutal fights in which the players are legally doped and unscrupulous. Written by Anais Winchester

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Deambulation (Arès Theme)
Music by Alex Cortés feat. David Imbault
© 2016 Gaumont / Albertine Productions
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Interestingly prophetic....
8 June 2017 | by s3276169See all my reviews

Ares is an interestingly prophetic sci fi film from France.

Given the rise of corporate control and big pharma, its not too much of a stretch to envision a dystopian future where people are cannon fodder for drug dollars.

This is an action film first and foremost but its an intelligent one. The premise it starts from offers up one possible grim future that's quite plausible and builds from solid, rational foundations.

Perhaps the only downside of this film is it does feel a little abrupt at times, with an ending that could have had more impact had it been handled with a little more care.

Nonetheless, this is a quality production I can recommend. Seven out of ten from me.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 May 2017 (USA) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$109,143
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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