Neo's apartment

Saga The Matrix
Movie Matrix Resurrections Lana Wachowski (2021)
A gifted developer, Thomas A. Anderson (Keanu Reeves) gave birth to Matrix, a successful video game. Adored but always lost in strange thoughts and plagued by disturbing dreams, he lives in an apartment at 181 Fremont Street, one of the most luxurious residential complexes in the Bay Area.
181 Fremont
181 Fremont by Dead.rabbit. Wikimedia.

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Thomas A. Anderson/Neo (Keanu Reeves)

Many of the scenes in Matrix Resurrections were shot in a studio. However, director Lana Wachowski also wanted to use real locations as much as possible. She set up her cameras in San Francisco, shooting some of the most important scenes of her film in the heart of the city.

When it came time to “house” the character of Thomas A. Anderson, aka Neo (Keanu Reeves), the production wanted to find him an apartment consistent with his status as a video game star. Douglas Dresser, the film’s supervisor and director, told SFGATE, the challenge was to honor the character’s privileged position: “Where would he live? He’d have this nice, fancy condo that would probably overlook the bay.“And that’s how Neo found himself in a bathtub, in front of a breathtaking view, a little plastic duck on his head. 181 Fremont Street also appears several times in the film, giving it a slightly surreal look. A pure creation of the matrix in which it is indeed possible to settle… provided you have the means of course.


Only five actors present in the original Matrix trilogy made their return in Matrix Resurrections, namely Keanu Reeves (Thomas A. Anderson/Neo), Carrie-Anne Moss (Tiffany/Trinity), Daniel Bernhardt (Agent Johnson), Lambert Wilson (The Merovingian) and Jada Pinkett Smith (Niobe).

Matrix Resurrections
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181 Fremont Street

One of San Francisco’s newest buildings, 181 Fremont shines with its modernist architecture.

It was in 2013 that work began on 181. Planned for mixed use, the building ends up reaching 244.6 meters, including the antenna. With 56 floors, it cost a modest $500 million. Following the inauguration in early 2017, Facebook rushed to lease the entire portion dedicated to offices to move in.

The building also contains several apartments and a two-story outdoor terrace. The seventh floor has a direct connection to the rooftop park at Transit Salesforce. It is also the third tallest building in the city after the Transamerica Pyramid and Salesforce Tower.

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By Gilles Rolland

Monday, February 7, 2022

Passionné de cinéma, de rock and roll, de séries TV et de littérature. Rédacteur de presse et auteur des livres Le Heavy Metal au cinéma, Paroles de fans Guns N' Roses, Paroles de fans Rammstein et Welcome to my Jungle : 100 albums rock et autres anecdotes dépareillées. Adore également voyager à la recherche des lieux les plus emblématiques de la pop culture.

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