Carnage is a new film being directed by Roman Polanski, based on “God of Carnage” by French playwright Yasmina Reza. The story is about two couples coming together to discuss a confrontation that occurred in a nearby public park. (The kids got in a fight and one of them knocked some teeth out…)
Sounds incredibly interesting right? Not really… That is until you find out that the entire film is shot in one location, with four leading actors, and is also set in real-time! The adults intend to discuss the matter in the most mature manner possible. But as the night rolls on, the parents slowly begin to slip into chaos and begin arguing about controversial off the wall topics such as misogyny, racial prejudice, and homophobia.
This movie definitely isn’t lacking in the acting talent department. The actor lineup includes Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, and John C. Reilly. The film was shot in Paris but retained the Brooklyn setting in which the story takes place. Why did they shoot a film in Paris that took place in Brooklyn you ask? Well, Mr. Polanski is still wanted stateside for the incidents that happened in the 1970’s.
The project is being released by Sony Pictures Classics and was already released in Italy on September 9th. Currently the film has been rated with generally favorable reviews with a 76% “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a Metacritic rating of a 75/100, indicating “generally favorable reviews”.
The film has been Rated R for adult language.
All in all, Carnage seems like a pretty solid premise for a movie. It’ll be a real challenge to see how they squeeze the entire movie into one home. I’m confident that they’ll be able to pull it off. This movie has a limited release date starting December 16, 2012.
You can see the trailer for the film below: