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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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Dylan Truliner: Do you know what my dreams are, Robin? Robin? Can you see my dreams?
Robin Wright: Four cockroaches playing poker on your lap, is that a dream?
Dylan Truliner: Yes. But it's not mine.
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References 8 Mile (2002) See more »

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If It Be Your Will
Written by Leonard Cohen
Performed by Robin Wright
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Welcome back Ari Folman!
23 October 2013 | by (São Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Highs: A very imaginative film for sure. The animation is unique, being unlike anything I've seen. It resembles Waltz with Bashir in a way, but here we enter in a fantastic world filled with strange and colorful characters / backgrounds. The Congress contained plenty of interesting and, at times, hilarious cameos by celebrities, religious icons, historical figures and so forth. I was also impressed by how much drama there was in this film. Robin Wright portrays this decadent actress who accepts one last job that will change the rest of her life. I liked how the animated world connected with reality for the most part.

Lows: The animation is often spectacular, but can be too cartoonish on certain occasions, not being for everyone. This futuristic view of the movie industry is really over the top, but this wasn't a huge deal for me as it's mainly a sci-fi film. There are a few silly dialogues and jokes that dragged the first half a bit.

Verdict: The Congress is a great follow-up to Waltz with Bashir and is definitely the wildest trip I've had watching an animated film in a long time.


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