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Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko
  • 2002
  • US
  • 113 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Richard Kelly
  • Written by: Richard Kelly
  • Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore, Mary McDonnell, Katharine Ross, Patrick Swayze, Noah Wyle, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Mesmerising science fiction fable that pushes the concept of cinematic time travel into a whole new dimension. Its somnambulant teenage protagonist seems to slip into a parallel universe, where a giant demonic rabbit called Frank proclaims that the world will end - in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds. This genre-bending film is not only an intriguing meditation on time travel and a deeply disturbing horror movie, it is also a John Hughes-style coming-of-age movie and a black comic satire on Reaganite greed, individualism and Christian fundamentalism.

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