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Alan (Christoph Waltz) and Nancy (Kate Winslet) are the parents of Zachary, a young schoolboy whose recent fight with classmate Ethan resulted in two of Ethan's teeth being broken. Convinced that they can find an amiable solution to the problem rather than dragging lawyers into the picture, Ethan's parents Penelope (Jodie Foster) and Michael (John C. Reilly) invite Alan and Nancy to their home to discuss the matter in a comfortable setting. At first the conversation is cordial, with both sets of parents stating their own perspectives over coffee and dessert. But once the booze starts to flow and the guards come down, things begin to turn combative. As the evening wears on, both sets of parents are slinging venomous insults and engaging in underhanded behavior that makes their kids' tooth-chipping tussle look like child's play.

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Interpersonal relations -- Drama.
Parent and child -- Drama.
Parents -- Drama.
Reza, Yasmina. Dieu du carnage -- Film adaptations.
Comedy films.
Feature films.
Other Authors:
Foster, Jodie.
Polanski, Roman.
Reilly, John C., 1965-
Reza, Yasmina. Dieu du carnage. DVD.
Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Waltz, Christoph, 1956-
Winslet, Kate.
Publisher, Date:
Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2012.
1 videodisc (ca. 79 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Target Audience Note:
CHVR: 14A.
Other Title:
Carnage (Motion picture : 2011) [DVD.].
Title from container.
Based on the play 'Le dieu du carnage' by Yasmina Reza.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.
Features: Actors' notes; An evening with John C. Reilly and Christoph Waltz; On the red carpet.
Music by Alexandre Desplat ; cinematography, Pawel Edelman ; edited by Hervé de Luze.
Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly.
DVD, Dolby digital 5.1 ; widescreen presentation.
For private home use only.
In English or French with optional English or French subtitles.
Publisher or Distributor Number:
Link to PAC
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