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The Congress (2013)

Not Rated | | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi | 24 July 2014 (USA)
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An aging, out-of-work actress accepts one last job, though the consequences of her decision affect her in ways she didn't consider.

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An aging, out-of-work actress accepts one last job, though the consequences of her decision affect her in ways she didn't consider.

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PLN 34,148,170 (estimated)

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$38,172 (USA) (29 August 2014)

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$137,815 (USA) (7 November 2014)
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The interior of the huge dome where the futuristic congress takes place, during the animated sequence, is based on the Reich's Great Hall, a massive project made by Hitler and his Minister of Defense, Albert Speer. The building, if it had been built, would have been 1000 ft. tall and able to house 15,000 spectators, making it the largest interior space up to date. See more »

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Robin Wright: Does that make sense? Or is this just in my mind?
Robot: Ultimately, everything make sense. And everything is in our mind.
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References A Fistful of Dollars (1964) See more »

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Forever Young
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Robin Wright
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An incoherent mess of a film
8 December 2014 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

This film starts with some genuine promise, with an interesting science fiction theme about identity, choice and free will, and some interesting insights into the film industry. The first third has some excellent acting, especially by Kodi Smit-McPhee. Then the film suddenly takes a bizarre change of direction by switching to an incoherent drug induced animation which is nothing more than a nose-dive into barely comprehensible dribble. The film never recovers from this. The animation is beautiful and colourful, and there are moments which gave me a slight chuckle, but these factors do not redeem the incomprehensible story which makes it impossible to have any emotional attachment to the characters. Unfortunately the massive change in direction makes the film seem like two separate pieces of work which do not fit together adding to the problems with this film.

I'd give it 1 star if it wasn't for the decent acting and lovely animation, but they both deserve a star each.


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