Paris is a labyrinth where all movement is monitored and
recorded. Cut off from the world for its own protection, the
city has nonetheless continued to expand. Now, 21st century
skyscrapers overlay centuries-old architectural masterpieces.
And below street level, a sophisticated network of streamlined
plazas push up against the city’s ancient, deteriorating
tunnel systems. Casting a shadow over everything is the city’s
largest company, Avalon, which insinuates itself into every
aspect of contemporary life to sell its primary export –
eternal youth and beauty. When 22-year-old Ilona (Romola
Garai), one of Avalon’s most promising scientists, is abruptly
kidnapped, Avalon calls on Barthélémy Karas (Daniel Craig), a
Paris cop with a hard-fought reputation for finding anyone, no
matter what sacrifices he has to make along the way. As the
trail gets hot, Karas senses he’s not the only one looking for
the beautiful enigma, and every witness he digs up seems to
turn up dead. To find Ilona and unlock the
secrets of her disappearance, Karas must plunge deep into the parallel
worlds of corporate espionage, organized crime and genetic research –
where the truth imprisons whoever finds it first and
miracles can be bought but at a great
price. Renaissance is a bold never-before-seen vision of
a stark near future drenched in hidden secrets and
technological frontiers. Directed by Christian Volckman, Renaissance takes film
noir to its most stylized edge, utilizing live action motion capture,
animated in 3D and rendered in high contrast black
and white to create a graphic novel come-to-life.
Renaissance is produced by Aton Soumache, Roche Lener and Alexis
Vonarb. The executive producers are Ralph Kamp, Louis Goodsill, and
Ilann Girard and the associate producer is Jake Eberts. From an original
story by Matthieu Delaporte, the screenplay is by Matthieu Delaporte, Alexandre De
La Patelliere, Patrick Raynal and Jean-Bernard Pouy. The original visual concept is by
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BrainCell Movie Meter = 61.88
||This movie is genius! A true Smart Cine
||This movie is smart .
||This movie is above average.
||This movie might be
||Watch it on DVD, but
do not except to be enlighten.
||Watch it on DVD,
but you might drop a couple of IQ points.
movie might cause permanent brain damage.
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Director: CHRISTIAN VOLCKMAN
DE LA PATELLIERE
Drama Crime Animatio
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Rating: R for
nudity and language
Release Date: September 22, 2006
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