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A beautiful young woman, Ilona Tasuiev is violently kidnapped. Initial attempts to find her are in vain, but no ransom has been demanded. As the snow falls, and Officer Karas takes over the investigation, he knows that he holds Ilona's future in his hands. The cop sinks deeper and deeper into the urban jungles that are the new Parisian districts, governed by local mafia and militia: cities within a city, dedicated to partying and forbidden pleasures. Karas finds a connection between Ilona and disgraced scientist, Jonas Muller, and he meets Ilona's sister, Bislane, an organizer of underground techno raves.

Karas constructs an intriguing picture of the missing girl, a child of war and exile, envied for her beauty, possessed of a brilliant imagination and a passion for perfection. As he retraces Ilona's movements, he senses he has unwelcome company, and his stalkers will do anything to get in his way. Karas is spied on and threatened, witnesses are assassinated, someone tries to kill him. The cop no longer knows if his quarry is victim or villain, angel or monster. To locate her becomes a matter of life or death for Karas, and maybe for the whole of civilization. She holds the scientific key to the ultimate question, whether man can be made God: the Renaissance protocol.


Type of film
Running Time
95 mins
Christian Volckman
Aton Soumache, Alexis Vonarb
Alexandre Paterlliere, Matthieu De La Porte
Nicholas Dodd
Principal Cast
Daniel Craig, Jonathan Pryce, Catherine McCormack, Romola Garai, Ian Holm

Production status


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Last updated 6th November 2006

Production Company

Onyx Films


Odyssey Entertainment