Mars Express

Directed by Jérémie Périn
Monday, May 6 , 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, May 7 , 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, May 8 , 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Filmhuis De Zwarte Doos
Price: € 4.50 incl. vat (Student) € 9.00 incl. vat (Others)

This thrilling "space noir" is for the real animation and sci-fi fans; inspired by Japanese animation greats Mamoru Oshii and Rintaro, as well as the sci-fi films of Brian De Palma and Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop. 

In 2200, private investigator Aline Ruby and android Carlos Rivera chase a notorious hacker on Mars, unveiling a tale of corruption, brain farms, and a missing girl with a universe-changing secret.

Genre: animation, sci-fi, thriller
Language: French, subtitles: English

The year is 2200. Private investigator Aline Ruby works with her partner Carlos Rivera, who has been dead for five years, but whose memories and likeness live on in android form. When a wealthy businessman hires them to track down a notorious hacker, they end up on Mars in a dark conspiracy involving brain farms, corruption, and a missing girl who holds a secret about the robots that threatens to change the universe forever. 

Mars Express is a French animated neo-noir science fiction cyberpunk thriller film. A stylish, futuristic film noir full of adrenaline, humor and fascinating philosophical questions about artificial intelligence. Director Jérémie Périn creates a detailed world where we face the big questions about our own future with AI.

Mars Express won 3 awards and was nominated for five awards, including Best Feature, at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

“It’s a technically accomplished work. The score is nervy pulsing and electronic, adding to the propulsion and tension of the storytelling.” Screendaily

“Elon Musk's fantasy becomes reality in this sci-fi noir”  NRC

“It is dense and overflowing with concepts and ideas, but also thrilling, with great action. The film has compelling drama and a world rich in lore and detail, and it is also just a lot of fun to watch.” Slashfilm

Ticket information
This film will be shown at Filmhuis De Zwarte Doos. Buying a ticket online in advance is mandatory if you want to attend this film. You can buy a ticket by clicking on the black “order” button on this page.
Please note: you can only buy a ticket online; tickets cannot be purchased with cash or bank card at the ticket counter. 
For more general information about tickets, refund policies, etc., please click here.

Please be on time
The screening of the film starts at 19:30 sharp (no pre-film advertisements) and the cinema hall opens at 19:10. We kindly ask you to be at the ticket counter at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the film. This is to ensure the film starts and ends on time. 

The Studium Generale film program is selected in collaboration with the Student Film Committee and Natlab.

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