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The Whale

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Darren Aronofsky / US, 2022 / 117 min.

Hugely popular in the nineties and the noughties, actor Brendan Fraser’s star then dimmed rapidly. The Whale has been unanimously lauded as a great comeback, which brought the erstwhile hunk his first Oscar.

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Writing teacher Charlie gives his lessons online. He can see his students, but they can’t see him; he says because his webcam is broken. In reality Charlie is seriously overweight and is ashamed of his appearance. His only contact with the outside world comes from a nurse he has befriended, a pizza delivery worker, a missionary and the angry daughter of divorced parents. Charlie, who constantly consumes huge portions of fast food, is on a highway to a heart attack. It gradually becomes clear why he is on this steady road to self-destruction.

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Scenes from this movie may cause fearThis movie contains scenes of explicit discriminationPersons under 12 years must be accompanied by an adultThis movie contains foul language

Director

Darren Aronofsky

Production year

2022

Country

US

Original title

The Whale

Length

117 min.

Language

English

Subtitles

NLD

Format

DCP

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