Renaissance

2006 R 1h 45m Blu-ray / DVD

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Renaissance

2006 R 1h 45m Blu-ray / DVD
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In this animated sci-fi thriller set in Paris in the year 2054, a megacorporation known as Avalon dominates the landscape of contemporary life, selling eternal youth and beauty to a citizenry that's all too willing to consume. When a promising young Avalon scientist is kidnapped, the company hires top detective Barthélémy Karas (voiced by Daniel Craig) to find her. But as he investigates, Karas discovers a dwindling trail of witnesses.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Subtitles
French, Spanish (Neutral), English
CC
Yes
Audio
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Screen
Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
  • Daniel Craig
  • Romola Garai
  • Ian Holm
  • Kevork Malikyan
  • Catherine McCormack
  • Jonathan Pryce
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Reviews

age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this mature motion-capture animated film features dark, typically film-noirish themes: identity theft, DNA manipulation, murder, kidnapping, betrayal, and depression. There's lots of violence, rendered in harshly black-and-white, high-contrast animation (guns, knives, car chases/collisions, an explicitly and upsettingly dead dog). The first violent scene involves a young kidnap victim, who endures shooting all around him before being saved. The plot involves genetic research on humans, including photos of sad-looking subjects. A sexual encounter is implied by kissing; it's followed by a scene in which the couple smoke cigarettes. A gangster appears in a pool with naked women (breasts are visible). Characters smoke cigarettes, drink liquor, and use foul language.

Sexual Content

Animated women wear tight clothes; a bar/party scene shows sensual dancing; a sex scene is insinuated by kissing, dark shadows, and post-coital cigarettes; a gangster appears in a pool with naked women whose breasts are visible; villain lists his sexual partners (wife, secretary, etc.).

Violence

Frequent animated violence features guns and fistfights; the hero shoots a young boy's kidnappers (the boy is instructed to close his eyes before the mayhem); a dog falls from a car, dead; a woman is knocked out and kidnapped; a man is attacked by thugs and left hanging from the ceiling (the body is visible from various angles); several body bags are zipped ominously; a scientist works on bodies in a morgue; the hero knocks his informant against a wall; a reference to parents killed in "the war" chase scenes involving guns; kidnapper approaches woman with a large knife; woman tries to strangle kidnapper; character is shot in the back.

Language

A few "f--k"s, a "damn," several uses of "s--t" (in French, with subtitles).

Social Behavior

Film-noirish attitudes and betrayals; cops and villains collude as much as they contest one another; corporation wants to sell "eternal life."

Consumerism

Coca-Cola Light is advertised on a billboard; "long life" is advertised throughout the film by animated, talking billboards.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Characters smoke cigarettes; scenes in a bar show drinking.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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