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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:
Robert Pattinson ... Monte
Juliette Binoche ... Dr. Dibs
André Benjamin ... Tcherny
Mia Goth ... Boyse
Lars Eidinger ... Chandra
Agata Buzek ... Nansen
Claire Tran ... Mink
Ewan Mitchell Ewan Mitchell ... Ettore
Gloria Obianyo ... Elektra
Scarlett Lindsey Scarlett Lindsey ... Willow - Baby
Jessie Ross Jessie Ross ... Willow - Teenager
Victor Banerjee ... Professor
Juliette Picollot Juliette Picollot ... Journalist
John Kimani Njeri John Kimani Njeri ... Prisoner
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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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Rated R for disturbing sexual and violent content including sexual assault, graphic nudity, and for language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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English

Release Date:

12 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Cologne, Germany See more »

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Claire Denis's first English language film after 13 feature films in French. She stated the reason she made it in English was that she simply couldn't imagine people speaking French in space, only either English or Russian. See more »

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Willow
Melody & Lyrics by Stuart Staples
Performed by Tindersticks
Vocals by Robert Pattinson
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Disappointing film, thin plot, misleading premise
15 September 2018 | by ArtistGrlSee all my reviews

This is not a thriller/ sci-fi film but a failed art project relying too heavily on controversy alone. I'm guessing that the space / ship scenes were made to look ridiculously fake on purpose, as I've seen more convincing cinematography in movies from the 1960's.

Unlike many people at the TIFF screening who kept leaving as the film progressed, I actually stayed for the entire thing. It felt much longer than ity was but still managed to end abruptly.

Only positive thing was Robert Pattinson's acting. None of the actors were bad, but there is nothing that they could have done to save this one.


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