Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Jon Hamm, American science fiction

The Congress (2013, United States)

2013United States

Categories: alternate realityparallel universes2010s sci-fi

The Congress  2013 scifi film

Running time: 122 minutes

Language: English

The film producers from Hollywood are finally tired with the awkward nature of actress Robin Wright, so they make her an offer she canít refuse. No, not the horseís head. Thanks to new brilliant technology they are able to scan her whole body, mimics, voice and personality, so from that point she wonít be needed to take parts in the movies - her digital copy will do everything the producers want. She has many doubts, but her agent Al tries to convince her that it is her last chance to make some money on her dying career. Wright has son Aaron, who suffers from a disorder that is slowly destroying his sight and hearing. By signing that deal she would have income and could spend time with her family. She accepts the offer, but years later while she attends a Congress she learns that what started with that technology changed into something they never imagined - animated world in which everything is possible.

Very unusual film that is mixture of traditional movie and animated scenes that describe the different worlds in which the people are able to exist. Partly based on Stanislaw Lem short story it is almost philosophical journey into ourselves - how we see the world and how far will we let other people force us to see the world through their eyes. It isnít an easy to fully understand the message of the film, but definately worth to know and give it a try.

Our rating

6.4 / 10

Overall rating

7 / 10

Reality complexity

4 / 5


1 / 5

Story complexity

4 / 5

Full The Congress

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Creators of The Congress

Ari Folman films


Ari Folman films


Stanislaw Lem films


Cast of The Congress

Robin Wright films
as Robin Wright

Harvey Keitel films
as Al

Jon Hamm films
as voice of Dylan Truliner

Kodi Smit-McPhee films
as Aaron Wright

Sami Gayle films
as Sarah Wright

Paul Giamatti films
as Dr. Barker

Danny Huston films
as Jeff Green

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