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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.


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


Darren Aronofsky

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The Whale


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