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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

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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Soundtracks

Arès' Sacrifice
Music by Alex Cortés feat. Pandra Vox
© 2016 Gaumont / Albertine Productions
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Terrific little French anticipation movie
26 November 2016 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

That's the kind of picture that the Hollywood crap factories will unfortunately never give us, concerning the characters, the scheme and especially the ending. A very very pessimistic but realistic tale about the future of the human kind. This scheme may make the audience think of George Orwell's 1984 or Yves Boisset's LE PRIX DU DANGER. A true depressing portrait of an anti hero, a man who has nothing to lose after his sister death, a desperate man ready at anything to save his nieces against a powerful and gigantic pharmaceutic company which wants to rule the world. That's a gloomy and brutal, bloody story, not for the squeamish. Ole Rapace already played in another anticipation stuff, a mini series, SECTION ZERO, which I have already talked about and where Rapace gave a similar performance. He is an underrated actor, very convincing.


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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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2.35 : 1
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