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Elephant

"An ordinary high school day. Except that it's not."

Elephant is a Gus Van Sant film depicting the story of a high school just before and after a massive shooting. The film is shot in a way that makes the viewer seem like they are there, in the high school, slowly walking around witnessing ever characters story unfold. The film won the Palme d’Or and Best Director at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.

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Released: May 18th, 2003
Budget: $3,000,000.00
Revenue: $10,020,543.00

Elephant Main Cast

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Alex Frost
Alex Frost
plays Alex
Eric Deulen
Eric Deulen
plays Eric
John Robinson (IX)
John Robinson (IX)
plays John McFarland
Elias McConnell
Elias McConnell
plays Elias
Jordan Taylor (II)
Jordan Taylor (II)
plays Jordan
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • This film is heavily influenced by the Alan Clarke TV drama from 1989 of the same name (_Elephant (1989)_). Both films chronicle senseless killings and contain many long an wandering takes of its main characters.
  • When Elias thanks the punk couple, the actors give him their real first names (Wolfgang and Caroline).
  • When we see Alex and Eric sleeping, we can see the cover of the book Eric has been reading: US Army Technical Manual #31-201-1, which covers the making and use of Incendiary devices.
  • The characters that appear in the video game played by Eric are from Gerry.
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Movie Series/Collection

Gerry
2002
- Gerry
Elephant
2003
- Elephant
Last Days
2005
- Last Days

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