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Tykho Moon

A Feature film by Enki Bilal

Produced by Salomé

Release in France : 05/03/1997

    Synopsis

    In a weird city that resembles Paris, but a strange Paris like a place in the middle of nowhere, a chaotic Paris divided by a wall like Berlin where all the landmarks have changed places, Mac Bee rules as absolute master. Recently, a murderer has been killing off the despot's family. His brothers, his sons... nobody is safe. Haunted by his terror of disease, the old man has turned his palace into an hospital. Every day he has his doctors check the progress of a strange blue stain on his neck which prefigures his death. One day, news arrives like a bolt from the blue: Tykho Moon is still alive. Twenty years ago, Tykho Moon was the only organ donor compatible with the tyrant. Samples of his cells which could delay Mac Bee's ageing process were taken from him. Now, he represents to the dictator the possibility of that insane dream : immortality...

    Actors (9)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Salomé

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    FTD International Cinéma

    Foreign production companies :

    Schlemmer Film, Nova Films

    French distribution :

    Steward

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    Subject

    My artistic emotions have always been nourished by films. When I was a kid, I'd go to see American movies and then immediately redraw what I'd seen. My initial inspiration came from film directors rather than comic strip artists: Kubrick, of course, Tarkovski, even when it's long and slow, Peter Watkins, so atypical. But the aesthetics we all possess are those of memory. I remember a mass of buried images, not necessarily beautiful ones, of my home city, Belgrade, heavy and ruined, inelegant but so much alive. This memorized subconscious has a great influence on my drawing. I don't like drawing reality. Nor filming it. (...)" (Enki Bilal, interview with Laure Garcia, Le Nouvel Observateur)

    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producer :

    Maurice Bernart

    Director of Photography :

    Éric Gautier

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Dominique Segall, Marco Martin

    Production Assistant :

    Florence Leonnet

    Art director :

    Ana Montañana Alba

    Costume designer :

    Esther Walz

    Screenwriters :

    Enki Bilal, Dan Franck

    Sound recordists :

    Jean-Louis Ughetto, Robi Guver, François Groult

    Editor :

    Thierry Derocles

    Production Designer :

    Jean-Vincent Puzos

    Music Composer :

    Goran Vejvoda

    Still Photographer :

    Astrid Wirth

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    Germany, Great Britain

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (Germany, Great Britain)

    Production year :

    1996

    French release :

    05/03/1997

    Runtime :

    1 h 47 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    86.659

    Visa issue date :

    11/12/1996

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85