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High Life (2018)

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A father and his daughter struggle to survive in deep space where they live in isolation.

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Claire Denis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Pattinson ... Monte
Juliette Binoche ... Dibs
André Benjamin ... Tcherny
Mia Goth ... Boyse
Agata Buzek ... Nansen
Lars Eidinger ... Chandra
Claire Tran ... Mink
Ewan Mitchell Ewan Mitchell ... Ettore
Gloria Obianyo ... Elektra
Scarlett Lindsey Scarlett Lindsey ... Willow Baby
Jessie Ross Jessie Ross ... Willow
Victor Banerjee ... Indian Professor
Juliette Picollot Juliette Picollot ... Journalist
Mikolaj Gruss Mikolaj Gruss ... Little Monte
Weronika Wachowska Weronika Wachowska ... Little Girl
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Storyline

Takes place beyond the solar system in a future that seems like the present. About a group of criminals who accept a mission in space to become the subjects of a human reproduction experiment. They find themselves in the most unimaginable situation after a storm of cosmic rays hit the ship.

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Rated R for disturbing sexual and violent content including sexual assault, graphic nudity, and for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Cologne, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$99,341, 7 April 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,203,952, 19 May 2019
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1.66 : 1
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While shooting in Cologne, Claire Denis went back to Paris at the weekends to be by her mothers side who was dying in a hospital. Denis stated, that because of it, the final film maybe ended up a little bit sadder than she intended it to be. Denis: "Only when shooting wrapped did the sadness come. Like poof, so suddenly. I never spoke to Robert about it during filming. He knew that I left every weekend, he respected that by not asking questions. Robert is so sensitive, we communicated without words." See more »

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One of the characters mentions that the simulation of gravity is caused by the continuous acceleration of the ship. If the ship accelerated at normal gravity on earth, it would reach the speed of light in 0.97 years. If it increased velocity at earth-gravity for 9 years (half the 18-year journey), it would be traveling over 9 times the speed of light. To achieve light-speed after 9 years, simulated gravity would only be about 1/10 that of earth. See more »

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Monte and Willow
Written by Stuart A. Staples
Performed by Tindersticks
Courtesy of Milan Records
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The Space-Drama of your nightmares!
19 March 2019 | by JamiroBontesSee all my reviews

When High Life started I saw a beautifully lit and shot movie, and when I saw Robert Pattison outside reaparing the ship while talking to his kid, I thought I was in for a fantastic slow building space drama. Eventually what I got was a uninteresting snore fest.

Let's start with saying I think the film looks gorgeous, the film is lit by an expert you can just tell. I also thought Robert Pattison who I loved in Good Time was alright in the movie. So before I give my negatives I want to say that I really couldn't give this movie lower then a 4 because I was defenitlly in awe of how it was lit. But now my negatives, I think the movie really doesn't have a pacing what so ever. There are scenes were nothing happens, and this goes on and on and were somthing like 2001 A space Odessey has that to sometimes the plot in that movie is always moving forward in every scene, it may take long but there is always something happening that moves the plot along. This movie doesn't have that. I also think the acting is absolutelly terrible from everybody else. Dr. Dibs is terrible and the teenage Willow is just afwul. The story of the film I can imagine is hard to follow but luckilly I got it and even the story is really bad so I think the concept is good 'isolated in space with your kid' but it was a terrible story and it really needed someting else, something interresting.

I really cannot recommend this movie because it's really boring and I am not saying that the pacing is to slow for me, I am saying there isn't any pacing at all! I was looking forward to this movie but I am extremelly let down. Do not watch it unless you like convoluted, pretentious nonsense!


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