In A BIGGER SPLASH, the lives of a high profile couple, a famous rock star (Tilda Swinton) and a filmmaker (Matthias Schoenaerts), vacationing and recovering on the idyllic sun-drenched and remote Italian island of Pantelleria, are disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend (Ralph Fiennes) and his daughter (Dakota Johnson) - creating a whirlwind of jealousy, passion and, ultimately, danger for everyone involved.Written by
Ralph Fiennes told that he accepted the role of Harry Hawkes when he received the screenplay and it was written that in a few minutes down the film, his character would express himself through dancing, he had never been asked to do that before so he said "yes, thank you." See more »
Harry says he was 16 when "Emotional Rescue" was released, but that album was released in June 1980 and Harry's passport birth date is in August 1961, so he was nearly 19 when that album came out. See more »
To be a genius is to be unruled. To be unruled is to be alone.
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The initial credits have the roles and names on yellow shapes (like small mosaic pieces) on a black background, before reverting to more traditional lists. See more »
I have seen this before but was keen to remind myself how it measured up to Jacques Deray's 1969 original with Alain Delon and Rome Schneider, particularly bearing in mind this is directed by Luca Guadarnino whose remake of Suspiria is about to open. At first the heady mix of characters, run rough shod over by Ralph Fiennes, is interesting and although nobody seems likeable, to be forced to be in this company has some potency - bit like being on a group holiday with people you don't like but are going to have to get along with. Its all okay but Fiennes over the top performance grates more and more and with Tilda Swinton playing the most unlikeliest of characters (and without use of her voice!) things begin to become more than a little waring. On top of this the thing goes on far too long and with a ham fisted attempt to make the ongoing immigrant crisis relevant the cause is lost. This does not bode well for Suspiria.
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