The Nikopol Trilogy has ratings and 73 reviews. J.G. Keely said: There’s something so indulgent about French stories, which is at the same time the. What begins as a futuristic fish-out-of-water story metamorphoses—through Enki Bilal’s gritty illustrations and masterful use of the cinematic and. The son of a Bosnian father and a Czech mother, Enki Bilal spent his Alcide Nikopol is a man who fell to earth, after orbiting in suspended.

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En el apartado del dibujo sin lugar a dudas desde el inicio es un deleite visual. Nikopol helped to make Bilal a household name in Europe, where the trilogy’s oblique storytelling and signature artistic style both work against a reader’s expectations. To ask other readers questions about La foire aux immortelsplease sign up.

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The three volumes of the trilogy differ from one another markedly, both in their writing and as Bilal’s style evolved. Return to Book Page. Alcide Nikopol, an astronaut inadvertently thawed from his thirty-year cryogenetic slumber; the Egyptian god, Horus, who seeks to understand the febrile fumblings of humanity towards meaning; Nikopol’s son, who has grown into an identical twin of his time-frozen father; and Jill Bioskop, a blue-haired reporter who appears to be caught in a reversed loop of time.

Fortunately, directors did start to commission these visionary artists to contribute officially to productions.

Horus builds him a new metal leg made from a railway sleeper and takes over his body – the pair strike an unlikely alliance – Horus rebelling against the gods, Nikopol against the state. View Full Version of PW.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Ebki and Privacy Policy. Splendide le illustrazioni, splendido il taglio quasi cinematografico dato all’opera, sceneggiatura originalissima, dialoghi magistrali.

When Nikopol cracks under the pressure of Horus’s possession, he is reduced to muttering the poetry of Baudelaire while he wanders the halls of a mental hospital. Dec 05, Shenema rated it it was amazing.

I really love Bilals graphic novels, they are dark and beautiful. Follow us on Twitter at pdxbookreview and like us on Facebook! May 18, Radu rated it did not like it Shelves: I struggled with this particularly the chronology which feels like it’s playing with time travel In the early s he found his first calling as a BD eenki, when he won a talent competition for the magazine Pilotehome since of Asterix and at the time the cutting edge of the dawning BD revolution.

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I did like the art, the gods, the way history repeats itself, but it could’ve gone further and deeper into some themes, I think. For more information, see our about page. With guidance from Resnais, Bilal went on to direct his first film inBunker Palace Hotelrouted in the same sensuous decadent future of his graphic novels. Cover of the English edition of The Nikopol Trilogy.

Each chapter was made six years after the last, so vast differences in style and tone are to be expected. My Suggested Reading In Comics Man macht heutzutage einfach mehr Geld mit lebenden Menschen als mit toten. Splendide le illustrazioni, splendido il taglio quasi cinematografico dato all’opera, sceneggiatura originalissima, dialoghi Indiscutibile capolavoro.

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Directed by Guillermo del Toro.

La foire aux immortels

Immortel Ad Vivamor Immortal For Lifereinterprets parts of The Nikopol Trilogy and combines live action with blue-screen digital imagery based on his artwork, for the stunningly realised decors, cityscapes and the alien characters, including the alien Egyptian gods.

Our reviewers come from different backgrounds, experiences, training, and desires, and all share a love of reading. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Apr 23, Dean Simons rated it really liked it.

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I found the movie to be a little more enjoyable; the art direction and scenery in particular works better on screen than the slightly too-busy and stiff art on the page. Visit Immortel-Le Film to sample the trailer and more. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Other books in the series.

It is the near future of 6 – 8 years and the planet is inhabited by humans, aliens and gods. Sadly, apart from some festival screenings and a limited Canadian release, it has so far failed to get any proper cinematic general release in the UK or USA.