The Congress Movie

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Who's Involved:

Harvey Keitel, Jon Hamm, Robin Wright, Paul Giamatti, Ari Folman

Release Date:

Friday, August 29, 2014 Limited

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

More than two decades after catapulting to stardom with The Princess Bride, an aging actress (Robin Wright, playing a version of herself) decides to take her final job: preserving her digital likeness for a future Hollywood. Through a deal brokered by her loyal, longtime agent (Harvey Keitel) and the head of Miramount Studios (Danny Huston), her alias will be controlled by the studio, and will star in any film they want with no restrictions. In return, she receives healthy compensation so she can care for her ailing son, and her digitized character will stay forever young. Twenty years later, under the creative vision of the studio’s head animator (Jon Hamm), Wright’s digital double rises to immortal stardom.

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Who stars in The Congress: Cast List

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Who's making The Congress: Crew List

A look at the The Congress behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Ari Folman last directed Waltz with Bashir and The Futurological Congress. The film's writer Ari Folman last wrote Waltz with Bashir and The Futurological Congress.


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Production: What we know about The Congress?

Key Facts

  1. Based on legendary science fiction writer Stanislaw Lem's 1971 novel The Futurological Congress

Filming Timeline

  1. 2013 - June: The film was set to Completed  status.

The Congress Release Date: When was the film released?

The Congress was a Limited release in 2014 on Friday, August 29, 2014. There were 6 other movies released on the same date, including As Above, So Below, Life Of Crime and Cantinflas.

As a Limited release, The Congress will only be shown in select movie theaters across major markets. Please check Fandango and Atom Tickets to see if the film is playing in your area.

The Congress DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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The Congress was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 .

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