Emma left Russia to live with her husband in Italy. Now a member of a powerful industrial family, she is the respected mother of three, but feels unfulfilled. One day, Antonio, a talented chef and her son's friend, makes her senses kindle.
A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.
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
Luca Guadagnino met Matthias Schoenaerts in 2012, because someone told him that there was this fantastic young Belgian actor who played in a very powerful film called Rundskop (2011), which he hadn't seen. Guadagnino was in LA and got a screener of Bullhead and he saw it and thought, 'Oh my god, this guy is really a force of nature.' Schoenaerts happened to be in Los Angeles, and Guadagnino met him. Guadagnino had this meeting with Schoenaerts that was really touching for him because he saw in Matthias the integrity and solidity of a man of great skill and great inheritance, because Matthias's father is one of the greatest European actors of the 70s, Julien Schoenaerts. But according to Guadagnino, Matthias has his own identity as an actor, and has his own way of being. Actor and director met again after Schoenaerts made Rust and Bone (2012), and they had a sort of aim to work together, so for Guadagnino it was only natural that when they started to cast, he said, 'okay, let's get him to play this brooding character who is always accepting the heat from Harry until he cannot accept them anymore, and unconsciously goes for what he should not do'. And Guadagnino felt that Matthias would be perfect to play Paul. See more »
When they are lying on the beach and watching a plane fly over, the dimensions of the shadow of the passenger plane are much smaller than the size of an actual airplane, which doesn't make any sense. 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 hadn't seen A Bigger Splash but after being dazzled by Call Me By Your Name, I rushed to find and see this Luca Guadagnino 2015 film and it confirmed without a doubt that Luca Guadagnino is a remarkable filmmaker with a retro eye and a futuristic sensibility. His elegance makes cinematic the most unpalatable of tales and this one, a four sided triangle, it's unpalatable and scrumptious all at the same time. Tilda Swinton is superb as the voiceless singer, Dakota Johnson gave me, for the first time, a glimpse into what she could be, Matthias Schoenaerts hits all the right notes even the most unexpected ones but Ralph Fiennes gives a performance that it hast to be seen to be believed mostly because this is the same actor in Schindler's List, Quiz Show, In Bruges and last year he provided me woth one of the funniest scenes of the year in Hail Caesar. So, as you must gather, I had a great time and I'll wait for the next Guadagnino with childish anticipation
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