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The Beach

The Beach

The Beach

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2000 / 119min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: DANNY BOYLE

CAST: LEONARDO DICAPRIO, DANIEL YORK, VIRGINIE LEDOYEN, ROBERT CARLYLE

Screening introduced by Darius Khondji on Tuesday, November 20.

A sort of Lord of the Flies for the jet-setting leisure class, Boyle’s adaptation of Alex Garland’s novel is a steamy thriller set in motion when Leonardo DiCaprio’s backpacking beach bum accepts an invitation to a pristine island in the Gulf of Thailand, his arrival in the fragile social ecosystem of permanent vacationers and marijuana farmers initiating a series of events that stir up trouble in paradise. As shot by Khondji, the paradisal green vegetation of the film’s early chapters give way to unnatural, sinister tones, as heaven on earth turns to a living hell.

Screening as a part of Darius Khondji.