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directed by Delphine Gleize
Spain / France / Belgium / Switzerland 2002


When a young bullfighter is injured during a fight, the bull is killed and taken to an abattoir to be dismembered. Its various parts are then shipped to various locations around Europe. A little girl gets a bone for her dog, a man buys one of its eyes for his wife, a taxidermist gets the horns, a woman eats Toro en Rioja, and so forth.

In her debut feature length film, director Delphine Gleize creates an organic yet complex tale of how fate connects people. Coming from a background of short film, she extends it to “Carnages”, which at its centre is a collection of short films, connected by the bull and the motif, that there is something that connects each and every one of us. And while it is very heavy on symbolism, and at times does go outside the film, it is a remarkable and very mature debut film. Very slow, but at the end very rewarding.

Henrik Sylow


Theatrical Release: May 17, 2002 (Cannes Film Festival)

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DVD Review: Tartan - Region 2 - PAL

Big thanks to Henrik Sylow for the Review!

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Region 2 - PAL

Runtime 2:07:15 (4% PAL speedup)

2.35:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 6.28 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.


Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital, 5.1 Dolby Digital, DTS
Subtitles English, None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Tartan

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 2.35:1

Edition Details:
• Director interview (10:03)
• 8 outtakes (6:11)
• Original Theatrical Trailer (1:37)
• Tartan Trailer Reel

DVD Release Date: March 21, 2005
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Chapters 20


Comments Flawless image. Beautiful colour scheme, no signs of compression artefacts.

Sound comes in 2.0 Dolby Digital multilanguage, 5.1 Dolby Digital and DTS. This is a very front speaker only film, but the surround is very discrete.

The interview is very brief, where director Delphine Gleize talks about the differences between making short and a full lenght feature film. As this is quiet a complex film, it really would have been appreciated to have a more lenghty interview, where the themes was noted upon.

We also get 8 outtakes of a dinner scene, which only is of interest to those who like to study the act of recording a scene.

 - Henrik Sylow


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