In 2054, Paris is a labyrinth where all movement is monitored and recorded. 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 - youth and beauty. When Ilona Tassueiv, a young and brilliant researcher at Avalon is violently kidnapped, her employers want her found at any cost. Dellenbach, Avalon's CEO, has requested that Officer Bartholomew Karas, a hostage retrieval specialist and the most controversial cop in the force, be in charge of the case...
Clever animation, unoriginal story
- Renaissance review by Rubber Ducky
The graphics/animation are superb and cleverly done. Unfortunately it drags as the action is not quick enough. There are time lapses in the dialogue which makes it sound like you are listening to a satellite link up. The plot offers nothing new.
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VISUALLY, ONE OF MY FAVOURITES
- Renaissance review by JF
I first saw this film some years ago, and was fascinated by it, and so wanted to see it again. Black and white, crisp and dramatic visuals, it uses a motion capture technique to end up like a highly sophisticated 'bande dessinee'. As it is set in Paris, that seems appropriate. The plot is pretty obscure, and even this second time round, I never completely understood it. But I don't care - I still loved it!