On the way to class, Eli takes pictures of a couple of punks. Nate finishes football practice and going to lunch with her friend Carrie. In the school office, John leaves the keys to his father's car to his brother. Brittany, Jordan and Nicole gossip in the cafeteria... Normal school day, which is destined to become an Orgy of death.

  • Gus Van Sant

Release Date: 2003-11-14
IMDb icon 7.2/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English | German
  • Budget: $3,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $10,012,022
Allx Frank
27 October 2007 | 09:48

School life is interesting for its stability. In it is your skladanny team, living a slow and predictable course. Each participant in this "miniature world" has its place in depends on his character. It seems that this pregenency stage of preparation for the exit at "big world" nothing can stop it. Get so the rogue, from where society is so well independently, as they from them. But when these "parallel lines" intersect, is a terrible that leads to complete destruction of the team, built over the years.

After watching the film "Elephant" on the soul is not so much heaviness, how much the hopelessness of such a situation. The operator of the film and the Director tried to the glory, passing in the full realism of what is happening on the screen. The continuous shooting action of the inhabitants of the school under the classical music convey the harmony of what is happening. All these shots so abruptly interrupted, as and interrupted the lives of the characters. A simple plot leads the audience to the end view, leaving before them a riddle: "What is an Elephant?"

PS I think  Elephant — it is a symbol of internal differences from the outside world.

Of 9 10

Marna Moersch
12 March 2009 | 06:44

Handwriting van the Saint recognizable. Even if I didn't know who the Director of the film, I would have realized that Gus van St, which takes a very unique and charm on statics and dynamics films, often focusing on a specific subject.

"Elephant" was forced to ask myself the question: "what what next?"
What will become of killer?

The film shows elementary, which in "one day" the patience of a man whose whole life is bugged, to which we cling, can burst. And then...

Throughout the film amazed with what composure, with what indifference can kill people, even those who hate you, who hate you.

For realism, for easy

10 of 10

Suki Fianna
26 October 2010 | 02:13

Once again sure initial expectations can destroy the impression of any movie. In other words, the viewer configures itself on a certain theme and type of its realization, and when not gets what they expected (though it may be, it turns out better than expected), terribly offended by Director, begins Koster film. "Elephant" — a typical example of such a movie.

Film shown through the eyes of people who were targets. Many of those killed probably familiar with these two was. The film is about how you just live, and one day you come and kill you. Here that scary. When you know that why — not afraid. But when the cruelty of materialized air, here just not it was (and sort of not supposed to be!), as suddenly you are on floor hole breast — that creepy. "Elephant" is based not in order to show the roots of this phenomenon, and order people want to start their search. It so unusual and automatically perceived by many in bayonets, self-explanatory. It is the movie is not is a classic drama, the Director does not planned to show the incident from inception to the final. Instead, he pulled out a random piece of the whole story, but the shooting of the shows and not at all reluctantly, he secondary. No moralizing. Ready answers are suitable conclusions should grow out of personal experience, and not it means to ignore those who near you. But a sincere interest — this is just the condition for dialogue and himself the dialogue. Note: literally in every scene of the film shows the communication, vzaimopronikayut all the characters, which leads to universal insulation, where each — itself yourself. But when someone this is too sensitive and has a fragile psyche? Someone who wants human companionship? Recognition? Someone who played Beethoven and draws elephants?...

The paper, which it is nothing. Much worse than that this action indicates the symbol of what it is. And we know about ugly girl, over which laugh classmate? Surrounding give the Director at least one chance to show her character, to reveal her identity?

How else we going to shoot this film to make it clear that social exclusion — the right way to different kinds of deviancy? The Nazi flag, the homosexual scene in the shower, a computer game, in which shoot in the heads of random passers-by, the passion of firearms — this is a consequence of moral nihilism, because for rejected of the society, moral constraints are not. Model socially acceptable behavior absorbed only when the condition of contact with other people. Without these contacts, the person becomes marginal and inevitably degraded. Here it, the soil for extremism. Not poverty, not Islam, not a low level of education, and this...

By the way, if to speak about the Director's vision of the problem, take a closer look at the scene with the fascist newsreel.

In General, the drama in art — not the grimaces and screaming. It in everyday things. I imagine say those who calls this film pointless, of the Chekhov plays. Well, okay, God with them.

Another important point — scene a crying boy. On the question girls on the cause of tears, it sparingly answered something unintelligible. Fear of disclosure, fear to trust the other — this is the flip side of the coin. So van St no in no way takes responsibility to themselves "shooters" for the position they turned out to be. When a person shows to you part, you need to do a counter-movement, and not closed its shell.

Acting. The concept of the film precludes it. Everything should be trivial, so — minimum of emotion. My friends, you often life gushing outbursts of uncontrollable energy? Weekdays give for little reason not right? It is shown weekdays. And intended van St mockumentary style of presentation should put to rest complaints that "this still movie". No, it footage shown through the prism of the Director's sight.

A special thank you to the operator. Shooting is just a masterpiece.

In conclusion I want to say that despite the original idea and not less than its original incarnation, I amazed at Cannes for "Elephant" rather of "Dogville". It is the mind boggles. Good beat brilliant. Environment (social issues of the era) won everlasting (the theme of human nature).

The less the movie. Good as the author's film. But is bad for a traditional perception.

How much has Elephant made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $10,012,022.
How much did it cost to make Elephant?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $3,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie Elephant?
This tv-show was directed by Gus Van Sant.
What is the genre of Elephant?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Crime, Thriller, Drama, Palme d’Or winners Movies.
Who starred in Elephant?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Alex Frost, Eric Deulen, John Robinson, Elias McConnell, Jordan Taylor.
What is Elephant IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.2.
When was Elephant released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2003-11-14.