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Dirigida por Gus Van Sant
Estados Unidos, 2003
Drama, Culto


Los estudiantes del instituto norteamericano Columbine hacen su vida cotidiana. Pero ese día no será como los demas. Recreación en clave de ficción de la matanza por parte de dos adolescentes.

Elephant Dirigida por Gus Van Sant


Cannes Film Festival

2003 | 3 victorias incluyendo: Palme d'Or

Independent Spirit Awards

2004 | 2 nominaciones incluyendo: Best Director

Reseñas críticas

Cast with unknown and nonprofessional teenage actors and produced for HBO, Elephant used the same kind of roving, real-time long takes as Gerry to generate suspense and dread instead of mystery, transforming the hallways of a suburban high school into the corridors of the Overlook Hotel.
July 13, 2018
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In the case of Elephant, it’s remarkable how much the old arguments that came up at the time still apply. If anything, the film looks worse now than it did in 2003, because so many allusions to the killers’ profile—as victims of bullying, as consumers of Nazi propaganda and violent video games, as homosexuals—are not borne out by the facts. Then again, the savvy brilliance of Elephant is that you can’t pin it down to anything so specific to Columbine, because it’s not tied directly to it.
May 03, 2016
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With Elephant, it’s a pleasure to welcome Gus Van Sant back to the land of the living. His film certainly has its flaws, yet its virtues so outshine them that his past few years in the wilderness can now be forgiven and mainly forgotten… at least two of the major influences on Elephant are plainly visible: Bela Tarr’s Satantango (primary) and Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining (secondary).
January 01, 2004
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¿Qué dicen los demás?

  • Kyle Knapp's rating of the film Elephant

    Probably the closest anyone will ever get to making sense of Columbine, simply because it doesn't try to make sense of it. To call it irresponsible is to be blind not only to that, but to the meaning of the real-life shootings and their aftermath. The lack of real actors can be distracting, but it's better than the alternative. This is the only high school I've ever seen on film that felt real.

  • Ghostman's rating of the film Elephant

    A great, Great film. Very sobering. The film exacted such a wide range of emotions from me; it's so tranquil and solemn but also very brutal and painful. The ending is one of the most unnerving sequences ever put to film.

  • Subterranean Cinema's rating of the film Elephant

    If Kubrick had lived another decade and done a film based upon a Columbine type school shooting incident, it would have been very similar in style and content to Elephant. An excellent film that is very close to being a masterpiece, albeit flawed by Van Sant's rather fumbling and unnecessary tacking on of homosexuality into the storyline (as he does with most of his films). 4.5 stars.

  • Lucas Granero's rating of the film Elephant

    Van Sant no juzga ni victimiza y en esa decisión encuentra un modo posible de mostrar lo impensado. La violencia circula por los pasillos al igual que el resto de las acciones cotidianas del colegio y ese gesto amplifica el problema sin subrayarlo: ¿es que nadie notaba que ésto iba a suceder? La inteligente austeridad de la pelicula es tal que que ni siquiera parece preguntarse nada, aunque nos deja llenos de dudas.

  • Zachary T.'s rating of the film Elephant

    Aesthetically, it's impressive. But this is a film that should be about people; it intends to be about real people, but what it gives us instead are hollow, cold, insulting clichés. The jock? The popular girl? The nerdy loser? I would expect a little more thought from anyone making a film about Columbine. I'm beginning to think it is impossible for anyone to commit a realistic view of highschool to celluloid.

  • ramosbarajas's rating of the film Elephant

    It's very experimental and takes many liberties. That, I feel, turns off many people. However, it enhances the viewing for me. The long tracking shots create a monotonous atmosphere, and it works because it establishes these kids' daily lives. The format was awesome, recreating many of the same moments many times, each adding a little something.

  • Filmy's rating of the film Elephant

    Elephant, is a superb examination of incidents before and during a school shooting tragedy (based on columbine), it is appalling to know and realise how a normal day in people's lives who were involved turned into a nightmare.Instead of focusing depply on how's, why's or the aftermath, Gus Van Sant creates a mood that a usual day in anybody's life bears and lets the events uncover by themselves. simple yet effective.

  • HSBilly's rating of the film Elephant

    the cinematography its remarkable, even better than lubezki's long takes, although i know they have different style

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