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Animal Within

Animal Within

Thriller | English | 101 minutes

Company

House Of Film


Cast & Crew

Director

Agnieszka LUKASIAK

Producers

Kurban KASSAM, Jason NEWMARK

Writer

Agnieszka LUKASIAK

Cast

Anthony BOYLE, Gaïa WEISS


Trailer

youtu.be/LLXUe5BxOeY


Synopsis

  • With CANAL+ star Gaia Weiss of “Marie Antoinette” in the lead, shot by the Oscar winning Anthony Dod Mantle (“Slumdog Millionaire”; “Last King Of Scotland”; “48 Days Later”), edited by the Oscar nominated Yorgos Mavropsaridis (“The Lobster”; “The Favourite”) As we peep into the life of this uniquely gifted couple whose relationship we are witnessing slowly unravel, it is clear that theirs is not an orthodox romance. The erotic tension between them is palpable and carnal as they both seem to retreat more deeply into their obsessions. Sexual violation and violence from the outside world begins to trickle into the home as jealousy and madness build. Under extreme pressures from the exterior world as well as from their prisonesque interior world, their anxieties build and their grip on reality begins to slip.
    Adding to the tension, the viewer’s experience is uniquely guided through the perspective of the electronic "cloud.” The storyline weaves its way through many different electronic devices, cameras and multiple viewers. We are never sure who's perspective we are watching from. Just when you think you are witnessing an intimate scene, it is revealed that what you are watching, is in fact seen by one of the characters on their device. This suspenseful filmic journey illustrates the claustrophobic surveillance reality we all live in where all is seen and recorded. Where we spy on each other, just to be spied on by others.
    Shot by the Oscar winning Anthony Dod Mantle (“Slumdog Millionaire”; “Last King Of Scotland”; “48 Days Later”), edited by the Oscar nominated Yorgos Mavropsaridis (“The Lobster”; “The Favourite”) this movie is a feast for the senses.
    With British star Anthony Boyle, an Oliver winner and Tony nominee (“Pillow Talk”; “Ordeal by Innocence”; “Tolkien” and the French CANAL + star, Gaia Weiss ("Marie Antoinette" “Vikings”; “Alien Containment”)

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Completion Year

2022


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