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Babylon A.D.
- Vin Diesel

Overview - In sci-fi thriller BABYLON A.D., Vin Diesel's Toorop is an antihero who quotes the best of cinema's bad boys from films such as THE GODFATHER and SCARFACE. But all the tattooed muscleman really wants to do is leave poverty- and violence-ridden Russia and return to his family's home in upstate New York.  Read more...

 
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Overview

In sci-fi thriller BABYLON A.D., Vin Diesel's Toorop is an antihero who quotes the best of cinema's bad boys from films such as THE GODFATHER and SCARFACE. But all the tattooed muscleman really wants to do is leave poverty- and violence-ridden Russia and return to his family's home in upstate New York. However, he has been banned from his native America, so when a Russian mobster (a prosthetic-enhanced Gérard Depardieu) offers him a job and a forged passport that will take him back home, he agrees, even though the mission seems close to suicide. He takes a strangely gifted orphan named Aurora (Melanie Thierry) from a Mongolian convent to Harlem, his only help being a nun--though it is a nun played by action star Michelle Yeoh. Thugs attack them on every leg of their journey, following them as they take car, train, sub, and snowmobile to ensure Aurora's safety. BABYLON A.D works best when it's revealing facets of its futuristic world, from the refugee-camp look of Russia to the high-tech gloss of a 22-million-people-strong New York City. Production designers Sonja Klaus and Paul Cross, as well as director Mathieu Kassovitz (GOTHIKA), deserve praise for creating settings that evoke memories of dystopian films from BLADE RUNNER to CHILDREN OF MEN. Kassovitz, who is most familiar to audiences as the object of affection in AMELIE, also adapted the script from the Maurice G. Dantec novel BABYLON BABIES with Eric Besnard. The book weighed in at over 500 pages, so there are times when it feels like something is missing in BABYLON A.D. with its brief 90-minute run time. In small roles, Depardieu and French favorite Charlotte Rampling (who plays a mysterious religious leader) provide substance and gravitas.

Cast List

Sonja Klaus - Production designer
Mathieu Kassovitz - Director/"Cafe Au Lait"
Paul Cross - British TV Art Director
David Valdes
Melanie Thierry - Actress
Eric Besnard - Screenwriter
Charlotte Rampling - British Actress
Benjamin Weill - Editor
Vin Diesel - American actor
Gérard Depardieu - French Actor/Director
Atli Orvarsson - Composer, STUART LITTLE 3: CALL OF THE WILD (2005)
Maurice G. Dantec - Novelist
Michelle Khan - Hong Kong actress
Michelle Yeoh - Hong Kong actress
Mark Strong - Actor
The RZA - Composer, Member Wu-Tang Clan
Robert Diggs - Composer, Member Wu-Tang Clan
RZA - Composer, Member Wu-Tang Clan
Shavo Odadjian - Music
Ilan Goldman - Producer
Avram Butch Kaplan - Producer
Jerome Le Banner - Actor
Lambert Wilson - French Actor
Thierry Arbogast - Director of Photography

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 90
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 024543543633
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA) (for intense sequences of violence and action, language and some sexuality)
  • Release Date: August 2014

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Post-Apocalypse
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Based On A Novel

 
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