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4,873 Ratings


Directed by Roman Polanski
France, Germany, 2011
Drama, Comedy


A fight between two boys in a park prompts their respective parents to convene in an apartment to discuss the situation. However, what starts as a polite meeting among adults descends into finger-pointing, tantrums and insults. Adapted from the award-winning play God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza.

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Carnage Directed by Roman Polanski

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

2011 | Winner: Little Golden Lion

César Awards

2012 | Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay

Short and sour, Roman Polanski’s return to filmmaking masterfully milks all it can from a scenario that has in its backbone the potential for farce, avoided thanks to at least two great performances and a consistently biting wit.
March 03, 2012
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A comedy of manners with farcical elements, Carnage manages to be both brutal and exhilarating, sometimes in the same moment.
September 29, 2011
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Polanski’s customarily remarkable visual aesthetic gives the couples’ war of semantics the feel of something brutalizingly physical, ensuring that Carnage’s images, like its words, cut through us like a knife.
September 29, 2011
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