The Matrix is a 1999 science feection film written an directit bi The Wachowskis, starnin Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, an Joe Pantoliano. It depicts a dystopian futur in which reality as perceived bi maist humans is actually a simulatit reality cried "the Matrix", creatit bi sentient machines tae subdue the human population, while thair bouks' heat an electrical activity are uised as an energy soorce. Computer programmer "Neo" learns this truith an is drawn intae a rebellion against the machines, which involves ither fowk wha hae been freed frae the "dream warld."

The Matrix
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Theatrical release poster
Directit biThe Wachowski Brithers
Produced biJoel Silver
Written biThe Wachowski Brithers
Muisic biDon Davis
CinematographyBill Pope
Eeditit biZach Staenberg
Distributit bi
Release date
  • 31 Mairch 1999 (1999-03-31) (Unitit States)
  • 8 Apryle 1999 (1999-04-08) (Australie)
Rinnin time
136 minutes[2]
Budget$63 million[4]
Box office$463.5 million[4]


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