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6.4
/10
1,251 Ratings

A Bigger Splash

Directed by Luca Guadagnino
Italy, France, 2015
Crime, Drama, Mystery

Synopsis

Paul and Marianne spend their vacation in Italy and experiences trouble when the wife invites a former lover and his teenage daughter to visit, which leads to jealousy and dangerous sexual scenarios.

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A Bigger Splash Directed by Luca Guadagnino

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

2015 | 2 wins including: Best Innovative Budget Award

Independent Spirit Awards

2017 | Nominee: Best Supporting Male

Village Voice Film Poll

2016 | Nominee: Best Supporting Actor

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2016 | 2 nominations including: Best Supporting Actor

it’s a marvel on many levels. It may be the only film that realistically depicts what living the life of an artist is really like without ever falling in to cliche. The cast is uniformly good with a career defining comic performance by Ralph Fiennes which recalls Alec Guinness at his Ealing best. Equally high marks go to Matthias Schoenaerts who may be proving to be Europe’s answer to Channing Tatum. Guadagnino delivers a great film with a dexterity that is to be admired.
October 26, 2015
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This comedy of manners, which later becomes a dark psychological thriller, features Swinton as a rock star who can’t speak, and an all-out hilarious Fiennes as a bumptious record producer who can’t stop yapping. Dakota Johnson, of Fifty Shades fame, is a taciturn ingénue fatale, while Belgian muscleman Matthias Schoenaerts breaks a line of nothing roles (not least in the competition’s prestige costumer The Danish Girl) to really shine.
September 13, 2015
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As in Guadagnino’s previous film, I Am Love, preparing and eating food are sensual activities, and until you’ve seen Johnson peel a fig and Fiennes gut a fish here, you haven’t lived. But in the dramatic stakes, the dining table comes a distant second to the swimming pool: a place to undress, bask, flirt, vie for attention, compete, cool off and burn. It’s a shimmering tank of romance, jealously and intrigue, and A Bigger Splash plunges into the deep end.
September 06, 2015
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