Carnage (2011)

“Carnage” is a 2011 black comedy-drama film directed by Roman Polanski, based on the play “The God of Carnage” by Yasmina Reza. The film stars Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, and John C. Reilly as two sets of parents who meet to discuss a fight between their children that resulted in one of them losing two teeth.

As the meeting progresses, tensions rise and the veneer of civility begins to crack, revealing deeper issues and conflicts between the characters. What begins as an attempt to resolve a simple matter quickly descends into a chaotic and absurd confrontation between the two couples.

The film explores themes of social class, cultural norms, and the fragility of human relationships. It received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised the strong performances from the cast and Polanski’s direction. The film was nominated for several awards, including two Golden Globe nominations, and grossed over $27 million worldwide.

“Carnage” is a darkly comedic and thought-provoking exploration of human behavior and the contradictions of modern society.

Duration: 80 min.

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