R | | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.
This makes the second time Jodie Foster and William Fichtner have appeared together in a science fiction vehicle, the other being Contact (1997)
In the late 21st century Earth was diseased, polluted and vastly overpopulated.
When Max is transported to Elysium there is a scene where the shuttle is turned upward, goes full throttle and leaves earth orbit. In the next scene we see inside the shuttle and Max holding his granate and talks to the woman without being fixated in his chair. In the whole movie there is no technology used to compensate for this kind of force. It is even so that in later scenes the vehicle inmates experience the force of acceleration.
In the soundtrack part of the end titles it says:
"Piano Concerto No. 8 in C minor 'Pathetique' - Adagio Cantabile Written by Ludwig van Beethoven"
L. v. Beethoven wrote only five piano concertos (his eighth piano sonata is titled "Pathetique" however).
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$29,807,393 (USA) (9 August 2013)
$93,050,117 (USA) (22 November 2013)
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