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A Bigger Splash

  • Drama
  • 2015
  • Luca Guadagnino
  • 119 mins
  • 15

Summary

Drama starring Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes. A rock star (Swinton) enjoys a holiday with her lover on a remote Sicilian island, but tensions arise when her hedonistic ex-husband (Fiennes) arrives with a young woman (Dakota Johnson).

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

This sexy, sun-baked drama from Call Me by Your Name director Luca Guadagnino is the sort of film that engrosses and amuses in equal measure. Set on a small island in Sicily, it revolves around Marianne Lane (Tilda Swinton), a Bowie-like rock star who is enjoying a relaxing holiday with her younger partner, Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts). The two of them are staying in a remote villa, where they are soaking up the sun while she recovers from a throat operation. However, the peace is suddenly shattered by the arrival of Harry (Ralph Fiennes), a talkative, hedonistic record producer (and an old flame of Marianne's), and his sultry daughter, Penelope (Dakota Johnson). What follows is cool, funny and sexually charged, as tensions start to rise between the quartet and other characters. The four leads are superb, but Fiennes steals the show, dominating a scene whenever he appears. His dancing, in particular, is a joy to behold.

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Credits

Cast

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Marianne LaneTilda Swinton
Harry HawkesRalph Fiennes
Paul de SmedtMatthias Schoenaerts
PenelopeDakota Johnson
MireilleAurore Clément
SylvieLily McMenamy
ClaraElena Bucci

Crew

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DirectorLuca Guadagnino

Details

Theatrical distributor
Studio Canal
Released on
2016-02-12
Guidance
Swearing, sex scenes, nudity, drug abuse
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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