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Carnage -- After a bull dies in an arena, its remains are transported throughout Belgium, France, and Spain, where various characters cross its path.


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13 November 2002 (France) See more »
After a bull dies in an arena, its remains are transported throughout Belgium, France, and Spain, where various characters cross its path. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Intriguing, well-made and sometimes funny See more (12 total) »


  (in credits order)
Julien Lescarret ... Victor
Ramon Arenillas Llorente ... Pedro L'Apoderado
Dominique Vache ... le Peon de Confiance
Michel Malmoustier ... Le valet d'Epée
Raphaëlle Molinier ... Winnie
Lucia Sanchez ... Jeanne

Chiara Mastroianni ... Carlotta
Stéphane Touitou ... La Voix d'audition
Armen Godel ... Le Partenaire de l'audition

Jacques Gamblin ... Jacques
Sandrine Laroche ... La Maitresse de Jacques
Rodolfo De Souza ... Le Journaliste

Ángela Molina ... Alicia
Begoña Quirós ... La Jeune Femme de l'Aeroport (as Begona Martinez Cezon 'Quiros')
Jean-Michel Gouffrant ... Le Medecin Chirurgien

Clovis Cornillac ... Alexis
Perrine Ferret ... La Jeune Patineuse
Pascal Bongard ... Henri
Maryline Even ... Lucie
Juliette Noureddine ... Monica
Lio ... Betty
Mike Koumi ... Le Vendeur de kebab

Féodor Atkine ... Paco
Irene Dafonte ... L'infirmiere de Victor
Pascal N'Zonzi ... L'homme vache (as Pascal Nzonzi)
Esther Gorintin ... Rosie
Bernard Sens ... Luc
Nicolas Challal ... Jeremy
Fabienne Mainguet ... La mere de Heremy
Alexandre von Sivers ... Le Professeur
Jorge Rodriguez ... L'animateur
Luc Delhumeau ... Le Pere de Luc
Alexis Smolen ... Les livreurs de pizza
Antoni Valiante ... Les livreurs de pizza
Michel Cordes ... L'homme du restaurant
Noham Cochenel ... Le Serveur (as Noham Cochenet)
Bernard Gleize ... L'invité de l'emission TV
Bénédicte Martin ... La présentratice TV
Michele Dorge ... L'infirmiere d'Alicia
Marie Landfried ... La choriste
Jorge Cabezas ... Le médecin de Betty (as Jorge Cabezas Moreno)
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Directed by
Delphine Gleize 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Delphine Gleize 

Produced by
Antonio Bazaga .... associate producer
Bénédicte Couvreur .... associate producer
Denis Delcampe .... associate producer
Jérôme Dopffer .... producer
Original Music by
Éric Neveux 
Labo Orchestra 
Jérôme Rebotier  (as 'Labo Orchestra' with David Hadjadj)
Cinematography by
Crystel Fournier 
Film Editing by
François Quiqueré 
Casting by
Antoinette Boulat 
Stéphane Touitou 
Production Design by
André Fonsny 
Set Decoration by
Thierry Van Cappellen  (as Thierry Van Cappelen)
Costume Design by
Marielle Robaut 
Makeup Department
Christine Lambert .... key hair stylist
Lisa Schonker .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Olivier Michel .... unit production manager
Olivier 'Jones' Michel .... unit production manager
Bruno Nizzola .... assistant unit manager
Philippe Rey .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fabrice Barnier .... second assistant director
Olivier Genet .... first assistant director
Laurent Lemarchand .... second assistant director
Céline Savoldelli .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Françoise Joset .... props
Patrice Velut .... property master
Sound Department
Pierre André .... sound mixer
Christophe Bourreau .... foley artist
Marc Doisne .... adr engineer
Marc Doisne .... foley engineer
Marc Doisne .... sound recordist
Ludovic Escallier .... boom operator
Gabriel Hafner .... sound re-recording mixer
François Musy .... sound re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Nabila Daniault .... digital grader
Camera and Electrical Department
Céline Bozon .... assistant camera
Cyril Colmant .... grip
Emile Dubuisson .... first assistant camera: second unit
Christophe Galvan .... gaffer
Stephan Massis .... director of photography: additional photography
Richard Mercier .... Steadicam operator
David Padilla .... grip
Jacques Parmentier .... key grip
Charlotte Poye .... electrician
Javier Ruiz Gomez .... second assistant camera
Olivier Sargatal .... electrician
Editorial Department
Christophe Bousquet .... color timer
Other crew
Roselyne Bellec .... script supervisor
Jean Vintrou .... production administrator
Víctor Fandiño .... thanks: production team

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Carnages" - France (original title)
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130 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Brazil:16 | France:U | Italy:VM14 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:Unrated
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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Intriguing, well-made and sometimes funny, 29 December 2002
Author: Ruben Mooijman from Ghent, Belgium

A movie about various characters in three countries and a dead bull? This could easily be one of those tedious, plotless, arty French films I hate so much. In fact, it isn't. Carnages is an intriguing, well-made and sometimes funny movie, well worth seeing. The storyline centres around the remains of a dead bull, that one way or another turn up in the lives of the main characters, sometimes with dramatic consequences. This alone makes pleasant viewing for superficial moviegoers, but behind the main storyline are many layers the director invites us to explore. One of them is the parent-child relationship. One of the first scenes shows a bullfighter talking about his father, the movie ends with two brothers reunited with their long-lost father. One of them is father of quintuplets, the other lives with his mother. Another theme is the life-death contrast, and no doubt there are others I didn't discover. Feel free to do so yourself. Despite these themes and the various interwoven storylines, the movie isn't hard to view. There are many little jokes and funny situations. When one of the main characters orders eight pizza's for three people, this seems ridiculous. Only later the viewer realizes his pregnant wife was expecting quintuplets at that moment. What makes the movie even more enjoyable are the beautiful shots and the outstanding acting. In this film a shot of a little girl watching a bullfight on TV is an exciting scene. That's a difficult job to accomplish.

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