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The Congress - (2014)

Genres: Animation Sci-Fi
6-8
Cinemu Score
by Cinemu editors.
Although this is a HIGH SCORE movie, there is SUBSTANTIAL INAPPROPRIATE CONTENT throughout the movie. It is highly recommended to be cautious about watching this movie with your family.


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Synopsis

Robin Wright, a Hollywood actress who once held great promise, receives an unexpected offer in mid-life: Mirramount Studios want to scan her entire being into their computers and purchase ownership of her image for an astronomical fee. After she is scanned, the studio will be allowed to make whatever films it wishes with the 3-D Robin, including all the blockbusters she chose not to make during her career. As if that were not inducement enough, the studio promises to keep  the new 3D Robin forever young in the movies. She will always be thirty-something, a stunning beauty who never grows old.  In return, Robin will  receive tons of money but shell be forbidden to appear on any kind of stage for all eternity. Despite her deep internal resistance, Robin eventually signs the contract , since she understand that in the economy of scanned actors, its her only way to stay in the business, but even more crucial,  Robin can give her son Aaron, who suffers from a rare disorder, the best treatment money can buy.  The contract is valid for 20 years.

Twenty years later,  Robin arrives at Abrahama, the animated city composed by Miramount Nagasaki, once a Hollywood studio that signed Robin, and now the exclusive creator of the cinematic dream-world  that controls all our emotions, from love and longings to ego and deathly anxieties. Miramount Nagasaki’s chemistry is everywhere, from the air-conditioning to the water sources. During the intervening two decades, the corporation has turned Robin Wright from a Hollywood actress with unfulfilled potential into an international superstar and fantasy. On-screen, she has remained forever young.  In the animated world of the future,  Miraramount Nagasaki is celebrating  a huge gathering in the heart of the desert, “The Futurist Congress.” At the event, Miramount Nagasaki’s genius scientists — once creators of  movies, now computer programmers who have evolved into chemists and pharmacists—will declare the next stage in the chemical evolution: free choice!  From now on, every viewer can create movies in his own imagination, thanks to chemical selection. Robin Wright is now a mere chemical formula that every person can consume by taking the correct prescription, then staging whatever story they desire: Snow White, personal family dramas. It’s all in the brain, all through chemicals. 

The animated Robin Wright is an “elderly” woman of 66. When she arrives at the congress as the guest of honor, no one recognizes her as the stunning beauty admired by all,  a star  whose image is broadcast on screens in every corner of the congress. She is lonely, about to become a chemical formula, when out of nowhere, Paramount Nagasaki’s utopian plan is suddenly derailed: the thinking man, the resister, the rebels who have been fighting the deceptive regime of the pharmaceutical world, unite and turn the Futurist Congress into a fatally violent arena. The struggle for clarity of thought becomes a war of independence for the right to imagine. Out of the forgetting and the loss, Robin suddenly regains the ability to choose. Will she go back to living in the world of truth, a gray world devoid of chemistry, where she is an aging, anonymous actress caring for her sick 30-year-old son? Or will she surrender to the captivating lie of the chemical world and remain forever young?

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Summary

Sexual and Erotic Content
Some sexual and/or erotic content.
Nudity
Some nudity.
Sexual Violence
Some sexual violance but no visual scenes.
Alcohol and/or Drug abuse
Occasional alcohol and/or drug use.
Homosexuality
There are homosexual relations available in the movie but it does help positive message of the movie.
Aggressive Behavior and/or Violence
Occasional aggressive behavior and/or violence.
Profanity
Some profanity.
Household violence and adultery
No household violence and/or adultery.
Negative references to any religion or belief
Some negative references to religion or belief.
Negative role models and messages for teens
Frequent negative role models and messages for teens.
Positive family values
No positive family values.
Positive representation of Islam
There is no reference to Islam and Muslims.

Directed by: Ari Folman
Produced by: Diana Elbaum
David Grumbach
Eitan Mansuri
Jeremiah Samuels
Screenplay by: Ari Folman
Based on: The Futurological Congress 
by Stanislaw Lem
Starring: Robin Wright
Music by: Max Richter
Cinematography: Michal Englert
Editing by: Nili Feller
Distributed by: Warner Bros. (Spain)
Drafthouse Films (United States)
Running time: 123 min
Country: Israel, France, Belgium, Poland, Luxembourg, Germany
Language: English
Budget: €8,000,000
Box office: $1,302,370
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