Films & Architecture: “Æon Flux”

  • 10 Jul 2012
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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 , 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!

MAIN INFO

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

BUGA Park, Biosphere (Biosphären-Halle)

PLOT

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.

TRAILER

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LOCATIONS

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

Babelsberg, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
Bauhaus-Archiv, , 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

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

 

Previously posted on this section…

Cite: Portilla, Daniel. "Films & Architecture: “Æon Flux”" 10 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 20 Apr 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=252858>

5 comments

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    Bad movie, regular sci-fi design, locations were chosen without a unifying aesthetical concept.

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      How about brutalism and concrete? Both are prevalent throughout the movie. Plus, a city isn’t made up of identical buildings and spaces – there’s history, variation, adaptation, aggregation…

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    the architecture in the animation is much, much better…. even the concepts of border and power are far more meaningful in the animation….

    you should write something about it….

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    The list of your movies is very similar to the one that I posted on a Facebook page some time ago…
    What a nice coincidence.
    I recommend Mario Bros too for this section…

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