Renaissance Poster

Release Date: 2006

DVD Release Date: July 24th, 2007

R|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
Avalon Corp., a purveyor of eternal youth and beauty, worms its way into every facet of life in 2054 Paris, a closely monitored city. When Ilona (Romola Garai), one of Avalon's most promising scientists, is kidnapped, the company calls in Barthélémy Karas (Daniel Craig), a cop with a reputation for finding anyone, no matter what it takes. When one witness after another turns up dead, Karas realizes that he is not the only one looking for Ilona.

Cast: Daniel Craig, Catherine McCormack, Romola Garai, Ian Holm, Jonathan Pryce, Kevork Malikyan, Robert Dauney, Crystal Shepherd-Cross

Director: Christian Volckman

Genres: Action, Animated, Science fiction

Production Co: France 2 Cinema

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The film's look is impressive; it's the most successful rotoscoping effort to date (far surpassing Richard Linklater's duo of "Waking Life" and "A Scanner Darkly"), and causes every frame to drip atmosphere. show more

  • Pitched as "animation for adults," Renaissance will find an audience among those in the 20-35 age group who enjoy graphic novels, but will disappoint anyone hoping for emotional or intellectual sustenance. show more

  • The result is something both fluid and stark, cinematic and comic book-y, and incredible. show more

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