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Chrysalis is a 2007 futuristic science fiction thriller written and directed by Julien Declercq. In the year 2025, a hardened Paris police lieutenant, David Hoffman (Albert Dupontel), is searching for the killer of his wife. Hoffman soon realizes that his wife's murder may be linked to a petty smuggler, Dmitri Nickolov (Alain Figlarz). A peripheral investigation into the scarred corpse of an illegal immigrant leads Hoffman to a high-tech plastic surgery center. The clinic administrator, Professor Brugen (Marthe Keller), seems to devote all her time to a patient, Manon (Melanie Thierry), who was been horribly scarred in an automobile accident. The lieutenant soon discovers that Professor Brugen is Manon's mother. The clinic is not at all what it seems and harbors many secrets. Hoffman finds himself embroiled in a game of violence, corruption and deception. Although his life could be in jeopardy, Hoffman must unravel what could be the key to his wife's death.