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Carnage (2002)

Carnages (original title)
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After a bull dies in an arena, its remains are transported throughout Belgium, France, and Spain, where various characters cross its path.

Director:

Delphine Gleize

Writer:

Delphine Gleize
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julien Lescarret Julien Lescarret ... Victor
Ramon Arenillas Llorente Ramon Arenillas Llorente ... Pedro L'Apoderado
Dominique Vache Dominique Vache ... le Peon de Confiance
Michel Malmoustier Michel Malmoustier ... Le valet d'Epée
Raphaëlle Molinier Raphaëlle Molinier ... Winnie
Lucia Sanchez Lucia Sanchez ... Jeanne
Chiara Mastroianni ... Carlotta
Stéphane Touitou Stéphane Touitou ... La Voix d'audition
Armen Godel Armen Godel ... Le Partenaire de l'audition
Jacques Gamblin ... Jacques
Sandrine Laroche Sandrine Laroche ... La Maitresse de Jacques
Rodolfo De Souza Rodolfo De Souza ... Le Journaliste
Ángela Molina ... Alicia
Begoña Quirós Begoña Quirós ... La Jeune Femme de l'Aeroport (as Begona Martinez Cezon 'Quiros')
Jean-Michel Gouffrant Jean-Michel Gouffrant ... Le Medecin Chirurgien
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Storyline

After a bull is killed in a bullfight, its body parts are transported across Spain, France, Italy and Belgium. The bull's parts fall into the wide variety of people, including: an Italian actress selling the bones in a supermarket promotion, a Spanish woman who dines on its steaks, a little girl in France who imagines a world where animals are much larger than humans, and a taxidermist whose wife is simultaneously giving birth to quintuplets. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Belgium | Spain | Switzerland

Language:

French | Spanish | Italian | Polish

Release Date:

13 November 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Carnage See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgium See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,139, 7 September 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,546,747, 29 April 2012
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Paseillo en La Maestranza
Written by Eloy Garcia Lopez
Performed by Les Diam's
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Superb Modern Myth
25 May 2005 | by youneedsomeSee all my reviews

Formally and in terms of subject matter this movie is a really fine piece of cinema. The music is perfect and its direction and editing have moments of true brilliance. This film explores the events that surround the death of a bull. This film is inspired by the forms and the spiritual intent of ancient myth. The film begins with a bullfighter getting gored in the arena as he kills his first bull. The bull is then processed and divided into its respective products. As the these parts move out into the world they "affect" the lives of the film's characters. The struggles of each individual character seem resonant with the struggle between the bull and his bullfighter. Each story takes on the feel of a fatal dance.

This film is not an attempt to describe the world as it is but rather it is the telling of a story that appeals to our mystical notions of the world. It is a retelling of an ancient myth of replenishment as it relates to modern symbols of grace. Our relationship with the animal master is intact and a covenant still exists between man and beast. It is an understanding that the bull will die and be consumed and that we will kill and reclaim him. It is a pact to participate in the business of life and recognize the inexhaustible source from which all life comes, to which all life goes. This is a great film but modern film goers may need some help with its reference.


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