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City of Ember (25-Sep-2008)

Director: Gil Kenan

Writer: Caroline Thompson

From novel: The City of Ember by Jeanne Duprau

Keywords: Fantasy

Film adaptation of the 2003 novel of the same name follows two teens as they race to save their utopian city from catastrophic ruin.

Scientists living during humanity's end times stave off total extinction by creating a city beneath the surface of the Earth. The blueprint for the city, named Ember, is rather simple: Ember will exist for two hundred years, at which point its leaders will act on instructions to return to the surface. The instructions are lost to time as the years wear on; now, as Ember's time is almost up and its miraculous power system shows signs of an impending critical failure, two teenagers must work to uncover the lost plans for escape and save their people.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Mackenzie Crook
29-Sep-1971   Gareth Keenan on The Office
Marianne Jean-Baptiste
26-Apr-1967   Without a Trace
Toby Jones
7-Sep-1967   Voice of Dobby the Elf
Martin Landau
20-Jun-1931   Mission: Impossible, Space 1999
Bill Murray
21-Sep-1950   Meatballs, SNL alumnus
Mary Kay Place
23-Sep-1947   Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
Tim Robbins
16-Oct-1958   The Player, Jacob's Ladder
Saoirse Ronan
12-Apr-1994   Atonement
Liz Smith
11-Dec-1921   The Royle Family


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