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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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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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Oblivion awaits.


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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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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

High Life See more »

Filming Locations:

Cologne, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$99,341, 7 April 2019

Gross USA:

$1,225,852

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,113,424
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Color

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1.66 : 1
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The script, which Claire Denis wrote with her longtime collaborator, screenwriter Jean-Pol Fargeau, was first written in French. It was rumored English novelist Zadie Smith worked on the English draft, but Denis didn't see eye to eye with her and ultimately rejected it, stating that, "My producer introduced me to her. I thought it would be great to work with her, but we don't have the same philosophy of life. She disliked my casting for the lead and she wanted to change the story. So I asked her, 'Tell me the story you want.' It was so different, it was so unsexy for me. Nothing against her, but she wanted the people of the ship to - she wanted them to return to Earth. 'Going home,' she kept telling me. I said, 'What the fuck do you mean, going home? There is no one alive there!' She also wanted to retitle the film to 'A New Life'. I really tried, honestly tried. But sometimes people, they have different perceptions of the world. I've read her books - and I know why: We are on the same planet, but not living the same life, for sure. So there was not even a draft." See more »

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The characters go spacewalking in Russian style spacesuits, which have fabric hoods. The hoods stay soft and un-inflated, even during spacewalks in a vacuum. See more »

Quotes

Tcherny: "I'd rather sink into the Earth after I've lost you than to sit around and grieve once you've gone off into your destiny."
Monte: What are you talking' about?
Tcherny: It's what my wife told me. I told her I was doing all this for her and our son, to turn our shame into some type of glory, you know? She says that this mission was like burying her twice and that my idea of glory was bullshit.
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Soundtracks

Monte and Willow
Written by Stuart A. Staples
Performed by Tindersticks
Courtesy of Milan Records
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Characters so emotionally dead it should have been a zombie movie
7 May 2019 | by garyg-94974See all my reviews

Typical European film made for critics not those looking for something to enjoy. Why are so many European films so emotionally dead? The sex here is dead as well if not twisted. No reason to see this if you are fan of sci-fi. The sci-fi elements are just a way to show the characters' alienation from reality.


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