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Films & Architecture: “Æon Flux”

This week we propose you to see this interesting film that came to the big screen from the sci-fi animation serie of the same name. Locations for the movie were carefully selected to generate the futuristic environment where the story takes place. Recorded mainly in Germany, from a crematorium and parks, to an embassy and a world cultures centre were used in the different scenes.

I guess most of our readers already know this movie. If not, it is time for you to find it, enjoy a great film and tell us your thoughts!


Original Title: Æon Flux Year: 2005 Runtime: 93 min. Country: United States, Germany Director: Karyn Kusama  Writer: Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi Cinematography: Stuart Dryburgh Soundtrack: Graeme Revell Cast: Charlize Theron, Marton Csokas, Jonny Lee Miller,Sophie Okonedo, Frances McDormand, Pete Postlethwaite, Amelia Warner, Caroline Chikezie, Nikolai Kinski, Paterson Joseph


The year is 2415. 400 years after a virus wiped out half of the world’s population, the people that survived the virus now live in Bragna, a fortified city that is surrounded by a wall isolating the people from the virus infested rest of the world. Living in Bragna City, Aeon Flux, a mysterious female assassin who works for a underground group of rebels led by Handler. Aeon’s latest assignment is to assassinate Trevor Goodchild, a member of the council that controls Bragna City.

When Aeon’s younger sister Una is killed by government agents, Aeon disobeys orders and decides to protect Trevor, and suspects Trevor’s brother Oren and the council members are plotting against Trevor.

And when Handler learns Aeon failed the mission, Handler orders Aeon to be eliminated, and Aeon must risk everything as she not only protects Trevor, but also uncovers secrets and answers about her mysterious past and the government and all life in Bragna City itself.



For those still interested, here are some pictures and the complete list of locations:

Babelsberg, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany Bauhaus-Archiv, Berlin, Germany Biosphaere, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany Buga Park, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany Filtergewoelbe Wasserwerk Friedrichshagen, Berlin, Germany Former American Headquarters, Berlin, Germany Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany Kapelle der Versoehnung, Berlin, Germany Kirche Maria Regina, Berlin, Germany Krematorium Baumschulenweg, Berlin, Germany Langhansbau – Anatomisches Theater, Berlin, Germany Mexikanische Botschaft, Berlin, Germany Paul Löbe Haus, Berlin, Germany Renaissance Theater, Berlin, Germany Riehmers Hofgarten, Berlin, Germany Sans-Souci, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany Studio Babelsberg, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany Tierheim, Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Trudelturm, Berlin, Germany Velodrom, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany Windkanal, Berlin, Germany

Previously posted on this section…

Baumschulenweg Crematorium, Berlin  © anmari-
Baumschulenweg Crematorium, Berlin © anmari-
House of World Cultures © Zain Mankani
House of World Cultures © Zain Mankani
Mexican Embassy, Berlin
Mexican Embassy, Berlin

Cite:Daniel Portilla. "Films & Architecture: “Æon Flux”" 10 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>