MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,785 this week

Play (2001)

7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 481 users  
Reviews: 9 user

The land is filled with people in urns chattering at top speed, but only to themselves, not to one another. The focus goes to three people: a man, his mistress and his wife.

Director:

Writer:

(play)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 96 titles
created 20 May 2011
 
a list of 426 titles
created 29 Jun 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 17 Feb 2013
 
list image
a list of 8 titles
created 03 Mar 2013
 
all
a list of 523 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Play (2001)

Play (2001) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Play.
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Man
...
...
Edit

Storyline

The land is filled with people in urns chattering at top speed, but only to themselves, not to one another. The focus goes to three people: a man, his mistress and his wife.

Add Full Plot | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Short | Fantasy

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 July 2001 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Play  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Spil (1974) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A brilliant work of theater and cinema
17 April 2005 | by (godotonia) – See all my reviews

This is a brilliant work, and for me the highlight of the Becket on Film Series. "Play" tells of the horror, the purgatory of broken human relationships. Yes it is banal, yes it is repetitive, but that is precisely the point. The menage a trois depicted has trapped each of the three characters in an endless hell, the same thoughts over and over, the same self-justifications, the same loss. No one can hear the others. Mingella brilliantly shows us in cinema what could never be shown on stage, that this pain goes on forever, to the end of life and even into death. In showing the three urns surrounded by hundreds of others, we see everyone else trapped hopelessly within the tyranny of their private griefs. The most challenging, the most arresting short film i have ever seen. Highly recommended.


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
where can i see this? Aragorn--KingofGondor
Is this the one with the people in the pots? Lady_Madonna
a beautiful vision of nuptial hell theshizznit-1
Discuss Play (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?