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BABYLON A.D.

by Mathieu Kassovitz

synopsis

The tribulations of mercenary and loner Hugo Cornelius Toorop. Accepting to escort Aurora from Eastern Europe to New York for a Mafia job, Toorop discovers that the young woman is being used as a guinea pig by researchers. She turns out to be the object of multiple and dangerous interests, as she carries a virus that is capable of wiping out the entire human race. Criminal networks aiming at new biotechnological markets and post-millenarian sects who dream of genetically creating a new Messiah set out on their trail.
An adaptation Maurice G. Dantec’s novel Babylon Babies.

original title: Babylon A.D.
country: France, United States, Czech Republic
sales agent: StudioCanal, 20th Century Fox (US)
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Mathieu Kassovitz
release date: FR 20/08/2008, BE 27/08/2008, UK 29/08/2008, PT 04/09/2008, AT 11/09/2008, DE 11/09/2008, ES 19/09/2008, NL 25/09/2008, FI 03/10/2008, IT 03/08/2008, NO 03/10/2008, RO 20/03/2009
screenplay: Eric Besnard, Mathieu Kassovitz
cast: Vin Diesel, Michelle Yeoh, Mélanie Thierry, Gérard Depardieu, Mark Strong, Jamel Debbouze, Jérôme Le Banner
cinematography by: Thierry Arbogast
producer: Alain Goldman, Mathieu Kassovitz
production: MNP Entreprise, M6 Films, Okko Production, 20th Century Fox (US)
distributor: StudioCanal
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