Planetarium (2016) Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Planetarium (2016)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Mature themes, sex, nudity and drug use.

  • The pitch:

    I always feel love for winged things.

  • Starring:

    Natalie Portman, Lily-Rose Depp, Emmanuel Salinger, Amira Casar, Pierre Salvadori, Louis Garrel, David Bennent, Damien Chapelle

  • Directed by:

    Rebecca Zlotowski

  • Running time:

    105 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    A man appears to be choking (gloved fingers seen pressing into throat). A girl is slapped. Explosion, burning equipment. Overturned cart (accident) mentioned. Blood/gore: Bleeding from ear. Leukaemia mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    A man shows a woman pornographic videos (threesomes, oral sex, etc). Kissing (m-f; m-m), hand-holding, caressing, undressing. Full-frontal male nudity, female nudity (rear/side views). Erection visible beneath trousers. Nude men seen bathing in the distance. Shirtless men, women in nightwear, women in lingerie. Breathing/groaning sounds coming from a bedroom sound like sex noises. Orgy mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Drugs (white powder rubbed on gums). Alcohol (champagne, beer, spirits, wine). Smoking. A girl consumes laxative and diuretic pills. Alcoholic mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    Name-calling (calculating, megalomaniac, bastard, jealous, disgusting, prude, whore, off the rails, etc). Religious references and exclamations (crucifix on wall, actor wearing nun's habit, oh my God).

  • THEMES:

    Sisters, mediumship, seances, 1940s France, acting, filmmaking, cabaret, scientific experiments, father-son relationships, foreigners, prejudice, anti-Semitism, skeptics, leukaemia, death.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Dead brother, dead wife, dead father, dead child, dead sister mentioned. Coloured pigeons, caged birds, cat, dog, caged rabbits. Taxidermy mice. Fur worn. Drooling, gagging. French language (subtitles). Loosely inspired by the Fox sisters.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Spellbinding, enigmatic, ambitious, sensual, sophisticated, semi-allegorical, layered, star-studded, dreamy, delicate, ephemeral, lush, arty. Superb/stunning/strong/assured/commanding performances, alluring premise, gorgeous/ravishing/luscious visuals, beautiful/bohemian/sumptuous/exquisite production design and costumes, convincing recreations of mid-century film stock.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Boring, scattered, flaky, insubstantial, forgettable, superficial, spiritless, inert, messy, aimless, prosaic. Clumsy/enervating/dull at times, meagre script, basic plot progression.

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