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THE FOUNTAIN


Year: 2006
USA: Warner Bros Pictures
UK: Twentieth Century Fox
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn, Mark Margolis, Stephen McHattie, Fernando Hernandez, Cliff Curtis, Sean Patrick Thomas, Donna Murphy, Ethan Suplee, Richard McMillan, Lorne Brass, Abraham Aronofsky, Renee Asofsky, Anish Majumdar, Janique Kearns, Boyd Banks, Alexander Bisping, Kevin Kelsall, Patrick Vandal, Marcello Bezina, Yola
Cast (Mayan warriors): Hugo Salvador Gutierrez Aguilar, Eric Carmelo Valenzuela Batz, Elfego Vinicio Pena Castellanos, Jose Maria Tol Chan, Benjamin Panjoj Cortez, Juan Salvador Lares, Jose Alfredo Conoz Macario, Guatemaya Chicua I, Tomas Tol Nix, Luis Alfredo Yac Noj, Mateo Martin Perez, Edson Vasquez Pixabaj, Marvin Leonardo Raxtun Raxtun, Tomas Morales Sacquic, Santos Ajic Sapon, Xaijil Sicajan, Manuel Antonio Salvador Tol, Tomas Salvador Tol, Tomas Augustin Canil Ventura, Carlos Enrique Ramos Xalcut, Octavio Guadelupe Zabala, Xitamul
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Country: USA
USA & UK: 97 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for some intense sequences of violent action, some sensuality and language
UK Certificate: 15 contains some bloody violence
USA Release Date: 22 November 2006
UK Release Date: 26 January 2007


Synopsis

What if you could live forever?

THE FOUNTAIN is an odyssey about one man's eternal struggle to save the woman he loves. His epic journey begins in 16th century Spain, where conquistador Tomas (Hugh Jackman) commences his search for the Fountain of Youth, the legendary entity believed to grant immortality. As modern day scientist Tommy Creo, he desperately struggles to find a cure for the cancer that is killing his beloved wife, Isabel (Rachel Weisz). Traveling through deep space as a 26th century astronaut, Tom begins to grasp the mysteries that have consumed him for a millennium. The three stories converge into one truth, as the Thomas of all periods—warrior, scientist, and explorer—comes to terms with life, love, death and rebirth.

From the director

In the spring of 1999, I was getting antsy. REQUIEM was finished and waiting for release. I was already anxious to get back to the typewriter. The 21st century was inching closer and closer and I started to wonder what sci-fi would be like now that we were the future. The immortality of my 20's was retreating into the past and the stories surrounding the quest for the Fountain of Youth began to bubble up in my brain. Suddenly, life eternal started to have holes in it as people I loved were dealing with real issues of life, death and love. Innocently, I began to write about what I was feeling and experiencing. Little did I know then, that my team and I would spend most of our 30's battling Hollywood to get THE FOUNTAIN made. The hurdles were endless. Many times they shattered our will and shook our souls. But we have no regrets. I do believe that the entire experience - all the pain, all the struggle, all the passion we felt - somehow made it into the final print. We only hope you enjoy it as much as we have all enjoyed the suffering and bliss of making it. - Darren Aronofsky










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