Arès (2016)

# 14847 IMDb

Arès (2016

(Ares)

By Jean-Patrick Benes

Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller (1h 20min)

France France

Rated 6.2 after 1,955 votes on 19-Sep-18.

Plot

In a near future, the world order has changed. With its 10 millions of unemployed citizens, France has now become a poor country. Its people wavers between rebellion and resignation and find an outlet in the shape of TV broadcast ultra brutal fights in which the players are legally doped and unscrupulous.

Popular faces

Ola Rapace Micha Lescot Thierry Hancisse Hélène Fillières Ruth Vega Fernandez Louis-Do de Lencquesaing Pierre Perrier Jo Prestia


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Actors

Ola Rapace (Arès), Micha Lescot (Myosotis), Thierry Hancisse (Coach (as Thierry Hancisse de la Comédie Française)), Hélène Fillières (Altman), Ruth Vega Fernandez (Anna), Eva Lallier (Anouk), Louis-Do de Lencquesaing (PDG Donevia), Élina Solomon (Mae), Yvon Martin (Tyro), Pierre Perrier (Boris), Emilie Gavois-Kahn (Carla), Jo Prestia (Zito), David Migeot (DG Donevia), Vincent Parisi (Eugénique n°67), Philippe Paimblanc (Chef du Board), Vincent Deniard (Mastar), Nadir Louatib (Jeune Arener), Laurent Zivy (Panzer), Olivier Merle (La Masse), Christophe Gauthierot (Adversaire Arès 1er combat), Didier Nobletz (Nouveau soigneur Arès), Abbes Zahmani (Vieux médecin), Alexis Michalik (Cadre de la Défense Nationale), Gil Alma (Présentateur), David Doukhan (Gardien)...

Credits

Benjamin Dupas (collaboration), Jérémie Guez (scenario collaborator), Jean-Patrick Benes (dialogue), Jean-Patrick Benes (screenplay), Allan Mauduit (dialogue), Allan Mauduit (screenplay)

Produced by

Julien Deris (co-producer), Marc Dujardin (co-producer), Sidonie Dumas (producer), David Gauquié (co-producer), Louis Leterrier (co-producer), Etienne Mallet (co-producer), Matthieu Tarot (producer)

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IMDb Comment

In France of the future the corporations are all powerful. Despite owning pretty much everything they seem bent on ruining everyone's day for a profit. It is now legal to test chemicals and robotics on people, leading to some great gizmos and some very messed up test subjects.

The title character is a boxer who ekes a living by getting his head kicked in on cable TV. He is a quiet, moody pragmatist dedicating himself to survival.

His sister and niece have much grander ideas.

What follows is a great character study. It is the realist verses the idealist. If no body tries to make a change then nothing changes - on the other hand you have to accept the cost that you and those around you are going to pay.

The action is fairly light, there are some fisty-cuffs but nothing to get excited about. The characters are very interesting and well cast. The filming is purposely dark and grungy - don't expect too much of Sci- Fi this is mainly about a clash of ideals.

Definitely worth a Netflix watch.

Awards

None

Other titles

Arès ((original title); Sweden (festival title)) • Ares (Spain; World-wide (English title)) • Ares: Κίνδυνος στο Παρίσι (Greece) • Арес (Russia) • Kamp till döds (Sweden)

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Certification

France:12 / Germany:16 / Norway:15 / Spain:16 / Sweden:15

Companies

Albertine Productions, Gaumont (co-production), Canal+ (participation), Ciné+ (participation), Palatine Etoile 11 Développement (in association with), Soficinéma 10 Développement (in association with), Cinéfrance Plus (co-production)

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Added on

08-Sep-18

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