The Congress

6.2
HD FSK 12 Belgium, Germany, France, Israel, Luxembourg, Poland 2013 117 min
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Audio:

English, German

Subtitles:

German

An aging, out-of-work actress accepts one last job, though the consequences of her decision affect her in ways she didn't consider

Director

Ari Folman

Producer

Reinhard Brundig, Piotr Dzieciol, Ewa Puszczynska, Robin Wright, David Grumbach, Eitan Mansuri, Sébastien Delloye, Deborah Aquila, Erin Toner, Tricia Wood

Cast

Robin Wright, Paul Giamatti, Harvey Keitel, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Danny Huston, Sami Gayle, Michael Stahl-David, Jon Hamm, Jörg Vincent Malotki

Writer

Ari Folman

Music

Max Richter

Cinematography

Michal Englert

Art Director

David Polonsky

Costume

Mandi Line

Full description

More than two decades after catapulting to stardom with The Princess Bride, an aging actress (Robin Wright, playing a version of herself) decides to take her final job: preserving her digital likeness for a future Hollywood. Through a deal brokered by her loyal, longtime agent (Harvey Keitel) and the head of Miramount Studios (Danny Huston), her alias will be controlled by the studio, and will star in any film they want with no restrictions. In return, she receives healthy compensation so she can care for her ailing son and her digitized character will stay forever young. Twenty years later, under the creative vision of the studio’s head animator (Jon Hamm), Wright’s digital double rises to immortal stardom. With her contract expiring, she is invited to take part in “The Congress” convention as she makes her comeback straight into the world of future fantasy cinema.

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