7 Dec


Note: The following post contains no significant advances of the plot or the end of the film.

57728Roman Polanski made the adaptation of “Le Dieu Du Carnage” a play written by Yasmina Reza, under the title of Carnage. This film from 2011 shows an episode in the life of the Cowans’ and Longstreets’: two couples that meet to talk about the fight that their children had and try to reach an agreement of responsibilities, however, in the middle of the recriminations, clashes of points of view and the aid of a few drinks, the initial dialog becomes in a incisive and biting marking that makes trotted out the true point of view of the interlocutors.


The film is completely natural, the viewer almost can feel that is in the middle of the discussion, which is so dynamic that even may wish to participate in it. It’s nearly to miraculous that a film that develops only in one location to be entertaining and not to bores at all, this feat is due to the dialogs each one loaded of a diplomatic violence hard to ignore.

However, the dialogs would be nothing without the dazzling performances: Jody Foster, John C Reilly, Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz fill with accurate power each moment no matter if it’s high or low voltage, there is not much to say, is simply impressive to see how the further the argument goes, the actors take the figures that they are initially and blurred them with such a professionalism that achieves to show in just 80 minutes an endless range of human emotions and feelings …definitely, that is act.

carnage-movieZerorojo recommends it. Carnage account with 3 essential elements for a successful film: it has excellent dialogs, fabulous performances and it’s well directed. As it has been noted in previous entries is not a movie for someone who is looking for action or extreme emotions (there is no shots, or hit, or jumping from an airplane), is a story that presents an ideal reality and converts it into a stark reality, without masks.

“It takes a little education to substitute the rule of law for violence; the origin of law, as you of course know, is brute force…I believe in the God of carnage, the god whose rules haven’t been challenged since time inmemorial.”[1]

[1] Dialogue from Christoph Waltz to Jodie Foster.


One Response to “CARNAGE”

  1. sethsnap December 8, 2012 at 10:18 am #

    Nice read. 🙂 I’ll have to check out the film.

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