#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Paris, 2054: a dark motion-captured world of shadows and right angles. Ilona Tasuiev, a brilliant young scientist, is kidnapped, and her employer, Avalon, a major health and beauty corporation, wants her found. Karas, a jaded police captain, is assigned to find her, fast. He seeks help from her sister, Bislane, and they are soon uncovering identify theft, missing files, and hints that something back in 2006 may explain what’s going on. Ilona’s mentor, Avalon’s vice president, a Japanese researcher, an underworld boss, and Bislane’s drug connection all figure in the mix. So does an attraction between Karas and Bislane. What’s behind the kidnapping? Who’s the victim?
Plot: To find Ilona and unlock the secrets of her disappearance, Karas must plunge deep into the parallel worlds of corporate espionage, organized crime and genetic research – where the truth imprisons whoever finds it first and miracles can be bought but at a great price.
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Innovative Animated Thriller
Renaissance deftly walks the line between mainstream American animation and Japanese anime. There are no annoying animals here to perform lame songs written by has-been musicians and no esoteric detours through alternate dimensions. Instead, Renaissance is a gritty, innovatively drawn thriller with an engaging central story.
The film’s greatest asset is its stunning “film noir” animation. The animators have created a distinctive and haunting look through the use of a black & white colour scheme and the constant manipulation of shadow and light. The result is something akin to an animated lino cut or a manga version of Sin City. Equally impressive is the film’s ability to move seamlessly from simple two dimensional outlines to scenes involving the most intricate animation imaginable. This is displayed to good effect during an extended car chase in the middle of Renaissance which contains the kind of dazzling animation usually only seen in the works of Otomo, Oshii and Miyazaki.
Regardless of the calibre of the animation, the film would become boring very quickly without an involving storyline. Renaissance also succeeds in this department with an interesting, if unnecessarily convoluted, plot revolving around a corporate kidnapping and demented scientists. The film benefits greatly from a winning central character in Karas, an unorthodox cop voiced in the English version by Daniel Craig. The voice work and dubbing are generally good, with Catherine McCormack particularly impressive as the voice of Bislane.
Renaissance is one of the best animated film aimed at adults not to originate from Japan. The pace is brisk, the tone is evocative and the direction manages to be effortlessly stylish. Highly recommended for the anti-Pixar crowd.
Cartoon? We need a new word here…
Animation always seems to be fringe. In Japan, this might not be the case, but in Europe and much more so in the USA animation has a big fat “KIDS” tag on it. France is probably one of the more comic-liberal countries, home of classics as Tin-Tin, Asterix, Lucky Luke, Valereon and so on(if you’ve never read these, it’s not too late. There’s no upper-age limit on them and they don’t carry the nerd-stigma of DC or Marvel) It seems natural a movie like this one pops up in France. It suits my prejudiced image of the French as art-loving, anti-USA-oriented and talented movie-makers. Luckily there’s also “A scanner darkly” out there to suppress that view – seems art is pretty much international.
Anyway, as you might have gathered Renaissance is artsy and French. If you’re a normal person you will get scared by this. There’s no need for that however! Beneath it’s cool, sleek cel-shaded appearance there’s a good thriller and a good movie overall.
That was one of my fears for this movie. It’s so easy turning the spectacular animation to a gimmick, much like Sony & C:o are doing with their Pixar rip-offs. I was expecting a confusing, sometimes boring and not very engaging movie, but luckily I was wrong.
I would have enjoyed it anyway for the neo-noir stuff, but it was good that it was worthwhile on that level as well. NOTE: I’ve seen the French dub which was OK as far as I could see. English might be more interesting what with Craig and everything.
A final word of praise to the animation. It was awesome. Futuristic, well-crafted, nice camera-work, smart solutions(Eyes for example looked very good, which is hard to do) and so visually stunning I felt like bursting out “This is so damn impressive!”. Then again, I really like animation and I appreciate the effort the studio put down, so my verdict is a bit biased.
Good movie anyway, definitely lives beyond it’s “gimmick”.
Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 45 min (105 min)
Genre Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Christian Volckman
Writer Alexandre de La Patellière (original story), Matthieu Delaporte (original story), Michael Katims (english dialogue), Alexandre de La Patellière (adaptation), Jean-Bernard Pouy (adaptation), Patrick Raynal (adaptation), Matthieu Delaporte (adaptation)
Actors Daniel Craig, Romola Garai, Ian Holm, Kevork Malikyan
Country France, Luxembourg, UK
Awards 2 wins & 1 nomination.
Production Company France 2 Cinema
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Film Length 2,882 m (Portugal, 35mm)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)