Immortel (ad vitam) (2004, FRA/ITA/GBR) C-103m. ** D: Enki Bilal. Starring Linda Hardy, Thomas Kretschmann, Charlotte Rampling, Frédéric Pierrot, Thomas M. Pollard, Jean-Louis Trintignant. Futuristic thriller set in 2095 New York. Egyptian God Horus is getting ready to enter the human world from his floating pyramid to find a suitable woman to impregnate. He enters astronaut Kretschmann's body to make love to mysterious Hardy, who is being studied by scientist Rampling. Rather impenetrable graphic novel adaptation by the artist himself wallows in futuristic designs and ideas and constantly reminds one of films like BLADE RUNNER (1982), without having the necessary plot to make this as good. Some of the characters are computer-animated.


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