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Downsizing
Thanks to a radical new scientific technique perfected by boffins in Norway, it’s now possible for humans to shrink down to five inches in height. Overpopulation and the cost of living make this an attractive proposition to Paul and Audrey Safranek (Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig), a couple living in Omaha who decide to sell up, shrink down and move into a mini-community, Leisureland. The idea being, that by miniaturising, vital resources can be conserved and a greater quality of life can be achieved. But, as this is a comedy directed by the masterful Alexander Payne, of ‘Sideways’ renown, the plan soon goes awry, leading to all manner of surreal mishaps, pratfalls and bizarre adventures. Supersize fun in a downsized package, this is one not to miss!
2017 / English dialogue with Arabic and English subtitles / Colour / 135 mins
Genre: Comedy and Melodrama
Programme: Cinema of the World
Premiere: MENA Premiere
Rating: 15+
Contains: Adult References, Brief Nudity, Coarse Language and Male Nudity
Director: Alexander Payne
Producer: Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor, Mark Johnson
Scriptwriter: Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor
DOP: Phedon Papamichael
Editor: Kevin Tent
Composer: Rolfe Kent
Cast: Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig
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