"Polanski's film is a faithful adaptation of Yasmina Reza's play 'The God of Carnage,' which made a splash on Broadway.
"Polanski's film is a faithful adaptation of the play 'The God of Carnage' by Yasmina Reza, which made a splash on Broadway. Two middle-class couples (one more, the other less) meet in one couple's apartment to talk out an argument - or rather a brawl - between their two children. While at the beginning there was a desire for reconciliation, the situation eventually escalates increasingly ..."
Arte Journal, 07.12.2011
"One could accuse Polanski of making himself - as he did withGhostwriter- a slave to the original. That he relies too much on his actors instead of giving it a more personal stamp. But why, when the actors are as good as they are here? John C. Reilly easily transforms from sympathetic cuddly bear to rabid boar. Kate Winslet is one of the greatest cinema drunks since Elizabeth Taylor inWho's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (...) A film about bad people being bad to each other. How can it be that good?"
Daniel Sander, Spiegel, 11/24/2011
"Between bourgeois echauffiertheit and act of violence lies here only a slight.Carnageist a wicked, pleasurable, hardly subtle and thoroughly bourgeois fun."
Birgit Glombitza, epd Film, 01.11.2011
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80 min. color. 35 mm. E/d/f Director: Roman Polanski Screenplay: Based on a play by Yasmina Reza, Roman Polanski Cinematography: Pawel Edelman Editing: Hervé de Luze Music: Alexandre Desplat Starring: Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly
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