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Directed by : Roman Polanski

Release Date : | Length : 80 Minutes

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Set in contemporary Brooklyn, New York, Carnage centers on two pairs of parents, one of whose child has hurt the other at a public park, who meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner. However, as the evening goes on, the parents become increasingly childish, resulting in the evening devolving into chaos.


“Carnage is a dark comedy that engrosses you with its finely honed script, excellent enactments and the almost flawless direction. Go for it!”

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Jodie Foster

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Cell phones sometimes annoy me, at times irritate me and make me sad. Especially when I am with friends and someone or the other is constantly on the phone mostly taking work calls. I am an equal culprit of this strange disease of constantly checking your cell phone. Carnage has two characters dealing with a phone. One Alan Cowan (Christopher Waltz) is forever on the phone taking work calls which is clearly a major irritant in his wifes (Kate Winslet) life. Every time he takes a call the other three in the room go silent as if they are playing statue statue (you remember?). The other one Michael Longstreet (John C.Reilly) keeps on telling his hyper mom Ma, I told you I have company. Ill call later. Wish everyone was like him when it comes to phone etiquette. This and some other fine details can be discovered in Roman Polanksis Carnage.

Whats it about? 2 couples (Christopher Waltz & Kate Winslet and Josheph C.Reilly & Jodie Foster) spend an afternoon that starts with everyone putting up the nice people act which slowly leads to everyone revealing the inner junglee in them.

How is it? Mast Mast Watch!

Why? Adapted from a play by Yasmin Reza, Roman Polanksi co-writes the script with her. The script is of the kind that grabs your balls for attention. Funny lines are thrown in plenty and even though it is in a closed space Polanksi along with Pawel Edelman (D.P.) doesnt make you feel like you are watching an adaptation of a play. What also helps is Alexandre Desplats music. This is the 4th film I have seen of his since last year and he is becoming a favorite of mine. The perfect icing is the four incredibly talented actors. While I was watching them perform my mind was playing games thinking about which Indian actors would be able to pull off these roles in a Hindi film. Uff yeh remakes ka trend is playing on my mind now. The film makes you laugh while it lasts and makes you think later about the inner emotional turmoil all of us have within us. All you need is one afternoon for it to explode.

Final few words Carnage can light up your dull day. I came out smiling like a laughing Buddha.

Rating - ****

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