ASCENSION

By Karim HUSSEIN

CANAL+ - as BROAD

Horror - Completed 2003

Three women ascend an incredible labyrinth of stairs located within an ancient abandoned tower, all with a common goal to confront the entity that killed The Creator of the Universe at the summit.

    • Year of production
    • 2003
    • Genres
    • Horror, Science-fiction, Drama
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 103 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Karim HUSSEIN
    • Writer(s)
    • Karim HUSSEIN
    • Producer(s)
    • Samuel GAGNON (Zuno Films)
    • Synopsis
    • In a mythical, fantasy-perversion of reality, The Creator of the Universe has been murdered by an unknown presence, causing its powers of miracle and wisdom to randomly spread amongst the populace, and bizarrely enable every common citizen to be Gods in their own right. This has caused chaos and disbalance throughout the world, the undeniable humanity and jealousies of the confused deities over-shadowing their gifts, turning the planet into a land of endless insanity and magic.
      Three women have taken it upon themselves to end the horrors taking place around them, deciding to destroy all life by confronting the entity that killed The Creator itself, and do something that will terminate time and existence as we know it. The location where this confrontation will take place is an abandoned, isolated and frozen industrial structure, where at the top of a surreal labyrinth of stairs, their target awaits...
      Once inside the building, the three women’s former gifts are stripped due to the negative energy from above, making them more fragile than normal humans as they ascend with great difficulty this maze of metal that spirals into the heavens… During their progression, they cryptically reveal the individual reasons they want to perform their task, and the experiences outside that forced them to take this drastic measure.
      Things become more surreal and dream-like the higher they reach, visions segueing with what they believe to be reality, the presence of other bodies in the building only adding to the mystery of what awaits at the top of the tower… Insanity gradually overwhelms them, as the desire for genocide becomes an odd competition between the three women, who might be more similar than they think.
      They begin to age at an accelerated rate the closer they get to their assassination target, their contempt for humanity in general tainting their goals. Violence and savagery eventually envelops their pilgrimage… Ultimately, only one of the three women will enter the final chamber to accomplish their goal… Or be vanquished by the Assassin’s murderous power, one that is so strong it can even slay Gods...
    • Partners & financing
    • The Klockworx Co.
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