Synopsis: 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?
Director(s): Christian Volckman
Production: Miramax
  2 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

I'll never manage to do it!

Faster Farfella!

Come on!


I can't do it, Karas!

I can't do it!


Run away!

I like to be pretty everyday.

I like to be in good shape.

That's why I love Avalon.

With Avalon,

I know I'm beautiful.

And I know I'll remain that way.


for a better world.





We're on your side for life.

I already paid you, didn't I?

Give it to me!

Sorry, beauty.

I've had...

a few extra expenses.


Your sister is with Dimitri.

Don't play this game with me!

You have to pay the price

if you want it!

Let go of her!



Get lost!

What are you doing here?

Good evening, Bislane.

Stop it, Ilona.

What were you doing?

We didn't see you at the office.

Cut out the acting!

When I find you a good job

you could go there at least

They're going to fire you.

How awful!

We can never tell you anything Bislane.

You never talk.

They're waiting for you

at the poorhouse.




Hurry up, we're waiting for you!

Section K, in position.

Hostage in danger!

Fall back.

I don't think so.

Fall back!

Hostage in danger!


Are you crazy?

Is there a problem?

It'll be over soon.

Close your eyes,

..I'll tell you

when you can open them.

Close your eyes.


Let's go!

Amiel, is your wife feeling better?

Whereas I'm away..

..or present,

it's infernal.

I'll be glad when

she'll have the baby.


The prosecutor is waiting

for you outside.

Ilona Tasuiev, one of Avalon's

youngest researcher.

Outstandingly intelligent.

Recruted in Caucasus

when she was 13 years old.

The favourite of vice-president

Paul Dellenbach.

Avalon wants us to find her, find her alive.

Sort things out yourself but

bring her back to me.

Do you actually never talk

or is it...

to stick to your character?

Ilona Tasuiev, this young

promised to a brilliant future,

has been kidnapped

while on her way to help

underprivileged people.

Can Avalon accept this?


We've always considered such acts,

to harm any of our employees,

as a personal attack against

the whole company.

Ilona's sister.

Bislane Tasuiev.

She's working for Avalon,

at the archives.

Ilona saw her...

just before being kidnapped.

It's Dr Muller, her superior,

who gave the alert.

As for the 71,

it's the jungle.

Are you listening?

I'll see her later.

Tell her!

I want to know everything

about her.

Habits, vices, obsessions,

strengths, weaknesses.

Her colleagues, her friends, her lovers.

Avalon must give us her schedules

and her current works.

As well as

the list of her patients.

Put some pressure.

The narcotics will

tip us on the 71.

Without a ransom demand,

we shouldn't neglect any lead:

industrial espionage,

robbery, sexual crime.

The kidnapper bypassed the watchmen

and security cameras.

He's fast,

calculating and organised.

It's not

his first kidnapping.


Check the convicts, the psychopaths

and those released on parole.


Check Ilona's car.

Contact Gavary

and Lionet at the Casbah.

If the car appears somewhere,

they'll know about it.

Is it clear?

We find the girl

then we can rest.

Does anyone know where she went?


Sport shoes, size 38.

Considering the footprints

the kidnapper must weight around 60kg.

A woman.

Or a teenager.

Make a DNA search

on everything we found.

Cigarette butts, various wrappings.

I have some information about Muller.

He was a researcher in genetics for Avalon.

I'm switching to e-call.

When his brother died

he quit everything

to take care of

the underprivileged in an

Avalon's clinic.

Dog hair...

here and there...

I found some old underwears.

A lil' tip?

She's working at Avalon's laboratory.

But Ilona is regularly

on duty here

during her free time.

There are better things

to do to relax.

Facing reality puts

ideas back in place.

Genetic exploration is hazardous.

I've known more hazardous things.

Research is a never ending fight.

Lose its the purpose

and you'll lose its meaning.

That's why I'm pushing

young people to

get their hands dirty.

Is it the reason you quit?

You did your duty.

I realized I'd be more useful here

than in a laboratory.

You're still working

for Avalon.

It's difficult to get away

from Avalon.

You called

the police at 0h34.

A 22 years old girl

is 20 minutes late.

Don't you think it was a bit

too fast to sound the alarm?

Unfortunately I think I was right.

She's never been late.

Not even for a minute.

Ilona made big sacrifices

to succeed.

She would have never given up.

She's an exceptional woman.

And beautiful.

You don't miss a thing, Karas.

Do doctors make you nervous?

No, hospitals do.

We all have our bad memories.

I'm done Cecilia.

Very well doctor.

Thank you.

One last thing:

What's the subject of Ilona's research?

She's preparing a biogenetics Ph.D.

About progeria.

An abnormality provoking

premature ageing.

A disease affecting children.

A tough fight I used

to carry on myself.

It was a long time ago.


Did you miss me?


I hate it when you come here.

Me too.


Nobody knows anything about the girl.

Her sister is often

at the Zbench and at the 71.

I don't give a sh*t about the sister.

I've got nothing else.


Your blonde just vanished.

You're the magician, Goran.

I'm doing all I can.

Ok! Ok, Ok!

I know someone,

a Romanian, she's a clairvoyant.

She knows crazy stuff!


Follow the sister and gather

anything that might be interesting.

Starting with

my own pleasure?

My sweet little princess!


Where is she, Dimitri?

What are you plotting with her?

Ah, ah, ah!

You really think I'm the one...

What would I do with such

a pain in the ass?

I thought you were here for me!

Don't take me for a damn fool!

I saw you together last night.

Did you forget?

Ah yes?


I haven't talked to the cops yet.

Not yet.

That's what she wanted.

I was supposed to steal it for her.


What is it?

She didn't pay me

the last instalment.





We're on your side for life.

Let go of me!

Let go of me!

Calm down.

I won't

hurt you.

It's already done.


Where were you?

Do you think I kidnapped her?

You tell me.

You're the cop!

Stop running me around!

You found me.

Are you always

so aggressive?

Only when my sister is kidnapped.

We've always been very different.

Even when we were children.

Before the death of our parents.

Did they die during the war?

I was 15 years old,

Ilona was only 10.

I took care of her after that.

We're very close to each other.

But it's complicated.

Avalon noticed her,

she was

They took us here.

We would still be there

without her.

And Dellenbach?

He changed her.

She has faith in her.

Talk to me about Dr Muller.

She met him when she started

her Ph.D.

He offered to help her in exchange

of some duty at the clinic.

They admire each other.

Anything else?

Let me known if there's anything else.

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