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High Life (2018)

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A father and his daughter struggle to survive in deep space where they live in isolation.

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Claire Denis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Pattinson ... Monte
Juliette Binoche ... Dibs
André Benjamin ... Tcherny
Mia Goth ... Boyse
Agata Buzek ... Nansen
Lars Eidinger ... Chandra
Claire Tran ... Mink
Ewan Mitchell Ewan Mitchell ... Ettore
Gloria Obianyo ... Elektra
Scarlett Lindsey Scarlett Lindsey ... Willow Baby
Jessie Ross Jessie Ross ... Willow
Victor Banerjee ... Indian Professor
Juliette Picollot Juliette Picollot ... Journalist
Mikolaj Gruss Mikolaj Gruss ... Little Monte
Weronika Wachowska Weronika Wachowska ... Little Girl
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Takes place beyond the solar system in a future that seems like the present. About a group of criminals who accept a mission in space to become the subjects of a human reproduction experiment. They find themselves in the most unimaginable situation after a storm of cosmic rays hit the ship.

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Oblivion awaits.


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Rated R for disturbing sexual and violent content including sexual assault, graphic nudity, and for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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High Life See more »

Filming Locations:

Cologne, Germany See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$99,341, 7 April 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,225,852, 30 May 2019
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1.66 : 1
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Before she met Robert Pattinson, the producers suggested Daniel Craig for the role of Monte, but Claire Denis didn't feel he was the right one after meeting him. See more »

Goofs

One of the characters mentions that the simulation of gravity is caused by the continuous acceleration of the ship. If the ship accelerated at normal gravity on earth, it would reach the speed of light in 0.97 years. If it increased velocity at earth-gravity for 9 years (half the 18-year journey), it would be traveling over 9 times the speed of light. To achieve light-speed after 9 years, simulated gravity would only be about 1/10 that of earth. See more »

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Tcherny: This mission can't turn our shame into glory.
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The Yellow Light
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Like being stuck in an elevator for 2 hours
7 April 2019 | by nick94965See all my reviews

Nothing happens. The whole movie takes place on the ship, and there is nowhere to go from the first scene to the last, and the thin plot reflects that.

A similar theme to the original "Solaris" (the Russian version) in which a spaceship travels endlessly to another solar system. In this case, it is a black hole, which metaphorically represents the film. So be aware, you are not going to understand the purpose of the voyage, and nothing about the characters makes much sense either.

On the positive side, there is some interesting use of scientific experimentation and some interesting set design as well as a couple of attractive cast members. However, no one other than Robert Pattison gets to say much. Juliette Binoche is wasted in a role in which she has to play a very annoying Nurse Ratchit-type of bitchy scientist, and is very unlikable, which is unfortunate, considering she is usually the best thing about a film. Here, her talent is wasted on a very obnoxious role.

I gather from the little bit I gleaned from all her 12 or 13 lines that Juliette plays a Scientist who is conducting an experiment in getting one of the young women pregnant, but in order to do so, she has to use the turkey baster method. When one of the young studs tried to impregnate a girl naturally, the subsequent furor among the cast made absolutely no sense whatsoever. If the goal is to reproduce, why aren't they reproducing? Are the women all lesbians? Not clear.

This is a baffling and confusing 2 hours, made by a master filmmaker, who tries very hard to make some kind of a statement, but in all honesty, I could not think of what that statement might be.


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