Robert is a young American student at an elite East Coast preparatory school who accidentally captures on camera the tragic death of two classmates. But the video memorial assignment results in an atmosphere of paranoia and unease among students and teachers.
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Brilliant. Rarely seen private high school life portrayed so accurately -- a beautiful nod to Michael Haneke's 'Caché' while maintaining a specificity to the disillusionment of the young American information age.
Great film. It was well disturbing for me for some reason. It took me on a twisted journey where I saw a tragedy and its consequences. It feels so real, almost personal. I can strongly relate to the characters as the film shows the current lifestyle of young people: all those laptops, usage of the Internet, sexuality, misconceptions, doubts and questions never asked.
I recommend it to you!
surgical. nasty. brutal. subtle. unsettling. nightmarish. cold. neat. quietly erotic.
this is the story of a disturbed teenage boy who accidentally records footage of twin 16-year-old girls overdosing in the middle of an unfriendly boarding school, and one of my favourite films of all time.
hyper-real and claustrophobic, you can feel our anti-hero begin to crack as the micro-society he lives in descends into grief.
The problem with this film is that it takes itself entirely too serious and suffers from interesting but over stylized cinematography and uninspired performances. I don't think much of Elephant or Gerry, though I can see how the austerity of those films might be in line with a review of this film. Interesting idea, oldblackdawning, Dumont and Haneke. Hmmm. Anyone like Funny Games? I thought it was atrocious.