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Immortel (Ad Vitam)
Directed by Enki Bilal
Produced by Jean-Jacques Annaud
John D. Schofield
Written by Enki Bilal (comic books, scenario & adaptation and dialogue)
Serge Lehman (script)
Starring Linda Hardy
Thomas Kretschmann
Music by Sigur Rós
Goran Vejvoda
Release date(s) 2004
Running time 102 min.
Language English
Budget €22,100,000 (estimated)
IMDb profile

Immortel (Ad Vitam) is a 2004 English language, but French-produced science fiction film, directed by artist Enki Bilal and based upon his graphic novel La Foire aux immortels (The Carnival of Immortals). The film combines live action footage with computer animation, and received mixed reviews. It is notable as being one of the first major films (along with Able Edwards, Casshern, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, and Sin City) to be shot entirely on a "digital backlot", blending live actors with computer generated surroundings. Immortel goes one step further than those films, however, in also having live actors interacting with semi photo-realistic CGI "humans" (as opposed to films such as Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace and The Lord of the Rings film trilogy which featured fantasy creatures). Image File history File links Immortel_(Ad_Vitam)_film. ... Enki Bilal filming Immortel (Ad Vitam) Enki Bilal (born Enes Bilalović on October 7, 1951) is a Bosnian-French cartoonist and film director. ... Jean-Jacques Annaud Jean-Jacques Annaud (born October 1, 1943) is a French film director. ... Enki Bilal filming Immortel (Ad Vitam) Enki Bilal (born Enes Bilalović on October 7, 1951) is a Bosnian-French cartoonist and film director. ... Serge Lehman (born Pascal Fréjean on July 12, 1964) is the pseudonym of a French science fiction writer. ... Linda Hardy in a scene from Immortel (Ad Vitam). ... Thomas Kretschmann (born September 8, 1962) is a German actor who has also performed in Hollywood movies, mostly as ill-fated characters. ... Sigur Rós ( ) is an Icelandic post-rock band with melodic, classical and minimalist elements. ... Goran Vejvoda (Serbian: Горан Вејвода, Goran Vejvoda) (born 1956 in London, United Kingdom) is an English-born, French-based, Serbian media artist (musician, composer, visual artist, performer, photographer, writer, and actor). ... The year 2004 in film involved some significant events. ... The year 2004 in film involved some significant events. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... The definition of an artist is wide-ranging and covers a broad spectrum of activities to do with creating art, practising the arts and/or demonstrating an art. ... Enki Bilal filming Immortel (Ad Vitam) Enki Bilal (born Enes Bilalović on October 7, 1951) is a Bosnian-French cartoonist and film director. ... Trade paperback of Will Eisners A Contract with God (1978), often mistakenly cited as the first graphic novel. ... The Carnival of Immortals Original Title La Foire aux immortels Series Title Nikopol Trilogy Writer(s) Enki Bilal Artist(s) Enki Bilal Publisher Les Humanoïdes Associés Humanoids Publishing First published 1980 Pages 68 ISBN 2 7316 0791 The Carnival of Immortals (or La Foire aux Immortels in French... Computer animation is the art of creating moving images via the use of computers. ... Able Edwards is a 2004 film directed by Graham Robertson and produced by Steven Soderbergh. ... Casshern ) is a 2004 Japanese tokusatsu superhero film written and directed by Kazuaki Kiriya. ... Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow is a film released on September 17, 2004 in the United States. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Sin City (film) Sin City is a gritty 2005 neo-noir anthology film based on the graphic novel series of the same name, directed by Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, and Special Guest Director Quentin Tarantino. ... An example of the digital backlot as used on the film Sin City (2005). ... The Lord of the Rings film trilogy comprises three live action fantasy epic films; The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). ...


Plot outline

The film takes place in New York City in the year 2095 where genetically altered humans live side-by-side with unaltered men and women, and where Central Park has been mysteriously encased in an "intrusion zone" where people who attempt to enter are instantly killed. A strange pyramid has appeared over the city; inside, the gods of ancient Egypt are judging Horus, one of their fellow gods, who has a man's body but the head of a falcon. In the city below, Jill, a young woman with blue hair is arrested. Not completely human, she appears to be no more than a few months old, and possesses a number of secret powers, including one that enables her to procreate with gods, though she knows nothing of this. Horus is given a limited time to interact with the humans of New York and procreate. During his search for a host body, Horus encounters Nikopol, a rebel condemned to 30 years of hibernation who has escaped his prison a year early. Horus takes partial control of Nikopol's body and starts looking for a woman he can rape to provide him a son, before his death sentence is carried out. When Horus/Nikopol discover Jill, they become entangled in a web of murder and intrigue. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Central Park is a large public, urban park (843 acres or 3. ... A pyramid is any three-dimensional structure where the upper surfaces are triangular and converge on one point. ... This page is about the Egyptian deity. ... Species About 37; see text. ...


The film, although produced in France, uses English-speaking actors, and all dialogue is in English except for several scenes in (a modern approximation of) Ancient Egyptian, and one scene performed in French. (The Region 1 DVD release translates the Egyptian scenes, but not the French dialogue.) Except for British actress Charlotte Rampling, however, most of the actors including star Linda Hardy had their original performances overdubbed by others. The following is an excerpt of the article entitled DVD. For the sake of convenience, the terms Region 0, Region 1, Region 2, Region 3, Region 4, Region 5, Region 6, Region 7 and Region 8 redirect to this page. ... DVD (Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ... Rampling modeling on a Mickey Spillane book cover, 1972. ... Linda Hardy in a scene from Immortel (Ad Vitam). ...


Cast

Also starring: Olivier Achard, Corinne Jaber, Barbara Scaff, Joe Sheridan, Jacquelyn Toman, Jean-Louis Trintignant. Linda Hardy in a scene from Immortel (Ad Vitam). ... Thomas Kretschmann (born September 8, 1962) is a German actor who has also performed in Hollywood movies, mostly as ill-fated characters. ... Rampling modeling on a Mickey Spillane book cover, 1972. ...


External link

Thomas Kretschmann, left, and Linda Hardy in a scene from Immortel (Ad Vitam).
Thomas Kretschmann, left, and Linda Hardy in a scene from Immortel (Ad Vitam).

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Immortel (Ad Vitam) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (490 words)
Immortel (Ad vitam) is a 2004 English language, but French-produced science fiction film, directed by cartoonist Enki Bilal and based upon his graphic novel La Foire aux immortels (The Carnival of Immortals).
Immortel goes one step further than those two films, however, in also having live actors interacting with semi photo-realistic CGI "humans" (as opposed to films such as The Phantom Menace and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy which featured fantasy creatures).
The film takes place in a somewhat dystopian New York City in the year 2095 where genetically altered humans live side-by-side with unaltered men and women, and where Central Park has been mysteriously encased in an "intrusion zone" where men who attempt to enter are instantly killed.
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