The Fountain


1h 36m 2006

Brief Synopsis

An odyssey about one man's eternal struggle to save the woman he loves. His epic journey begins in 16th-century Spain, where conquistador Tomas commences his search for the Fountain of Youth, the legendary entity believed to grant immortality. As modern-day scientist Tommy Creo, he desperately strug

Film Details

Also Known As
Fountain, Last Man, The
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Period
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Annick Lavallee-Benny; Celine Caron; Florence April-Borgeat; Jean-Philippe Berube; Mariam St-Louis; Micheline Rouillard; Nancy Prevost; Noemie Poulin; Odile Gauvin; Richard Provost; Yves Champagne
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Synopsis

An odyssey about one man's eternal struggle to save the woman he loves. His epic journey begins in 16th-century Spain, where conquistador Tomas commences his search for the Fountain of Youth, the legendary entity believed to grant immortality. As modern-day scientist Tommy Creo, he desperately struggles to find a cure for the cancer that is killing his beloved wife, Isabel. Traveling through deep space as a 26th-century astronaut, Tom begins to grasp the mysteries that have consumed him for a millennium. The three stories converge into one truth, as the Thomas of all periods--warrior, scientist, and explorer--comes to terms with life, love, death and rebirth.

Crew

Gil Adler

Producer

Nathalie Agar

Consultant

Vincent Aird

Assistant Set Decorator

John Alexander

Carpenter

Francois Allard

Rigging Electrician

Patrick Ally

Carpenter

Frederic Amblard

Set Designer

Julie Amyot

Costumes

Jennifer Anderson

Wardrobe

Jean André

Sculptor

Michael Annett

Accounting Assistant

Natacha Antiglio

Art Department Coordinator

Jennifer Apel

Assistant Editor

Renee April

Costume Designer

Florence April-borgeat

Costumes Provider

Sebestien Arcand-tourigny

Instructor

Serge Archambault

Scenic Artist

Darren Aronofsky

Song

Darren Aronofsky

Story By

Darren Aronofsky

Screenplay

Greg Astles

Digital Effects Artist

Eric Aubin

Assistant Camera

Colleen Bachman

Visual Effects Supervisor

Martin Bacon

Scenic Artist

Vincent Gauvin Badeau

Greensman

Steve Baine

Foley Artist

Stephen Barden

Supervising Sound Editor

Stephen Barden

Sound Designer

Mario Barriere

Art Department

Sophie Beasse

Costumes

Gilles Beauchamp

Sculptor

Kim Beauchemin

Production Secretary

Chrystian Beaudoin

Sculptor

Isabelle Beaudry

Production Assistant

Donald Beaulieu

Scenic Artist

Pierre Beaulieu

Electrician

Maude Beaunoyer

Coordinator

Claude Beaupre

Scenic Artist

Leo Beausoleil

Carpenter

Andre Belaieff

Generator Operator

Denise Belanger

Tailor

Eric Beliveau

Rigging Electrician

Jocelyne Bellemare

Makeup Artist

Line Belval

Coordinator

Alain Berard

Stunts

Christian Bergeron

Rigging Electrician

Renaud Bergeron

3-D Artist

Anabelle Berkani

Assistant Director

Michel Bernard

Sculptor

Michel Bernier

Assistant Camera

Jean-philippe Berube

Cable Operator

Nicolas Betsos

Craft Service

Marc Bienvenu

Special Effects Technician

Derek Bird

Digital Effects Artist

Christian Biron

Location Manager

Alain Bisson Doyal

Grip

Brandon Blinn

Assistant

Greg M Boettcher

Modelmaker

Blanche Boileau

Costume Supervisor

Andre Boisvert

Sculptor

Mathieu Boisvert

Carpenter

David-olivier Boivin

Carpenter

Marie-claude Bolduc

Production Assistant

Laurent Bonnet

Sculptor

Valerie Bordeleau

Costumes

Martin Borduas

Carpenter

Natalie Borlaug

Assistant

Audrey Bouchard

Production Assistant

Ghislain Boucher

Carpenter

Patrick Boucher

Carpenter

Richard Boucher

Rigging Grip

Roch Boucher

Assistant Camera

Melanie Boudreault

Greensman

Lisange Boulais

Seamstress Supervisor

Michael Boulonne

Rigging Electrician

David Boulton

Adr

Steve Bowen

Color Timer

Gaspar Brabant

Special Effects

Eric Brais

Coordinator

Nathalie Brassard

Sculptor

Marie-noel Breard

Scenic Artist

Julie Breton

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Marcel Breton

Grip

Alain Brochu

Carpenter

Francois Brochu

Carpenter

Johanne Brochu

Accountant

Michel Brochu

Construction

Marie Brodeur

Sculptor

Pierre Brunet

Location Manager

Rosana Bruni

Accounting Assistant

Alex Bullick

Assistant Sound Editor

Jane Bulmer

Assistant

Pauline Burns

Visual Effects Producer

Jennifer Bydwell

Researcher

Stephane Byl

Swing

Alexandre Cadieux

Stunts

Alain Caporicci

Transportation Captain

Johanne Caporicci

Assistant Director

Francois Cardin

Carpenter

Richard Cardin

Carpenter

Celine Caron

Costumes Provider

Annie Carpentier

Props Buyer

Julie Casault

Makeup Artist

Jason Cavalier

Stunt Coordinator

Simon Chamberland

Property Master

Frederic Chamorro

Scenic Artist

Luc Champagne

Caterer

Yves Champagne

Costumes Provider

Sylvie Charbonneau

Seamstress Supervisor

Pierre Charpentier

Dolly Grip

Guenael Charrier

Production Assistant

Judith Charron

Greensman

Matt Chevlin

Production Associate

Marc Chicoine

Sculptor

Judy Chin

Makeup Designer

James Chinlund

Production Designer

Saadia Chnaiti

Seamstress Supervisor

Andre Chouinard

Grip

Mark Chow

Sculptor

Yannick Chubby

Seamstress Supervisor

Guillaume Claveau

Rigging Grip

Joost Clerinx

Grip

Patrick Coffey

3-D Artist

Michael Collins

Digital Effects Artist

Brad Combs

Assistant

Francis Comeau

Rigging Grip

Didier Communaux

Unit Manager

Laurent Communaux

Electrician

Antoine Connolly

Painter

Robin D. Cook

Casting

Isabelle Cote

Graphic Designer

Pierre Cote

Special Effects Technician

Louis Craig

Special Effects Supervisor

Stephen Craig

Scenic Artist

Edith Croft

Sculptor

Megela Crosignani

Software Engineer

Alexandre Curzi

Rigging Grip

Tony Cutrono

Director Of Photography

Julie Cyrenne

Accounting Assistant

Sandrine Gros D'aillon

Production Coordinator

Yan Frederick D'amour

Greensman

Sylvie Dagenais

Costumes

Francois Daignault

Camera Operator

Chelsey Dailey

Production Associate

Benoit Daoust

Rigging Grip

Stephane Dargis

Stunts

Audrey David

Loader

Gilles David

Sculptor

Jeremy Dawson

Visual Effects Designer

Jeremy Dawson

Unit Director

Nelson De Costa

Special Makeup Effects

Simon De Glanville

Assistant Camera

Luc De Schutter

Scenic Artist

Mathieu Decary

Assistant Camera

Marc Decloquement

Scenic Artist

Dr. Rolando Del Maestro

Consultant

Louise-andree Delisle

Rigging Grip

Alain Deniger

Rigging Electrician

Jean-yves Denis

Grip

Louis-frederic Denomme

Scenic Artist

Katia Kim Depatie

Props Assistant

Remi Deroy

Carpenter

Francois Dery

Sculptor

Jean Dery

Scenic Artist

David Desgroseillers

Swing

Chantal Deshaies

Sculptor

Yves Desjardins

Transportation Coordinator

Marc Desourdy

Stunt Coordinator

Alain Desroches

Sculptor

Jean Desroches

Scenic Artist

Francois Dion

Special Effects Assistant

Jean-jacques Dion

Hair Stylist

Robert Ditchburn

Assistant Director

Sound Dogs

Sound Editor

Sound Dogs

Sound Design

Derek Doucette

Sculptor

Jean-francois Drapeau

Carpenter

Yves Drapeau

Assistant Camera

Francine Dubois

Sculptor

Raymond Ducasse

Animal Wrangler

Sylvaine Dufaux

Director Of Photography

Mario Dufour

Greensman

Alexandre Duhamel

Sculptor

Jeff Duheme

Carpenter

Marie-josee Dumont

Wardrobe

Mario Dumont

Special Effects

Paul Dupont

Coordinator

Emilie Dutilly-lefebvre

Production Assistant

Louis-jean Ebacher

Carpenter

Flora Eleftheriou

Accounting Assistant

Brian Emrich

Supervising Sound Editor

Brian Emrich

Sound Designer

Alyssa Ender

Editorial Production Assistant

Andre Essiembre

Sculptor

Benny Estrada

Colorist

Federico Fahsen

Consultant

Frank Farina-schroll

Rigging Electrician

Guy Ferland

Rigging Electrician

Maxime Ferland

Boom Operator

Nelson Ferreira

Dialogue Editor

Film Details

Also Known As
Fountain, Last Man, The
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Period
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Annick Lavallee-Benny; Celine Caron; Florence April-Borgeat; Jean-Philippe Berube; Mariam St-Louis; Micheline Rouillard; Nancy Prevost; Noemie Poulin; Odile Gauvin; Richard Provost; Yves Champagne
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema (Premiere) September 1-10, 2006.

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival October 18-22, 2006.

Originally setup at Artisan. Village Roadshow was once set to co-finance, and was replaced by New Regency. Previously to film in Fall 2001, the picture was temporarily pushed to late-October 2002 due to Cate Blanchett's pregnancy and re-writes, and was subsequently placed back in development when Brad Pitt vacated the project to star in Warner's TROY. Hugh Jackman then boarded the project and the budget was trimmed from $75 million to roughly $40 million. Cate Blanchett was replaced by Rachel Weisz.

Released in United States Fall November 22, 2006

Released in United States on Video May 15, 2007

Released in United States 2006 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Special Presentations) September 28-October 13, 2006.)

Released in United States 2006 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Competition) August 30-September 9, 2006.)

Winner of the 2006 award for Best Original Score by the Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA).

Winner of the Alfred P Sloan Foundation Film Prize in Science and Technology at the 2006 Hamptons International Film Festival.

Released in United States Fall November 22, 2006

Released in United States on Video May 15, 2007

Released in United States 2006

Released in United States September 2006

Released in United States October 2006

Released in United States November 2006

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Special Presentations) September 28-October 13, 2006.

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Competition) August 30-September 9, 2006.

Released in United States September 2006 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema (Premiere) September 1-10, 2006.)

Released in United States October 2006 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival October 18-22, 2006.)

Released in United States November 2006 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles Film Festival (Centerpiece Gala) November 1-12, 2006.)