Elephant

Elephant

Elephant

  Without doubt, the massacre at Columbine High School in addition to the 11 was September of the great traumas of the American nation. After success of Michael Moore’s documentary Bowling for Columbine, now comes the first feature film in cinemas, which approaches the topic: Elephant by Gus Van Sant, who last year won the Golden Palm at Cannes.

It’s a beautiful autumn day a high school somewhere in the U.S.. Eli, who is traveling on foot in the school, persuaded the park a punk couple, posing for some pictures. Nate meets after football practice his girlfriend Carrie for lunch. John Rector deposited in his father’s car keys so they can then pick up his brother. Gossip in the cafeteria, Brittany, Jordan and Nicole, and complain about the sniffling of their mothers. Michelle rushes into the library, while Eli snaps some photos in the passage from John. John walks out onto the lawn, where it crosses the path of Alex and Eric, but have quite different plans for this seemingly normal day. They have weapons and ordered are determined to inflict a massacre at their school. Ice cold and without emotion to draw the two of them …

The Elephant is dedicated to Gus Van Sant once again his favorite subject, the lives of young people looking after yourself But unlike My Own Private Idaho or Good Will Hunting director working in his new film with real high-school pupils and students to teenagers in the volatile world of today to portray. This intense, vibrant and disturbing work that creates it occurs very close and yet strangely far away from his characters. A film that has no universal statements, but a mosaic of impressions, feelings and injuries, which eventually culminate in a terrible deed.

Title: Elephant Country of production: USA Year of production: 2003 Length: 81 minutes (min) of material: ( #) Kinowelt

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