11. Juli: Split (OV)

Split (Digital)

USA (2016)


ab 16 Dolby Digital CinemaScope
Regie: M. Night Shyamalan
Schauspieler: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson
117 Minuten
We are what we believe we are

When three young teenage girls are kidnapped by an unknown man, and are locked in a room, they must try and overpower their captor, or persuade him to let them free.

However, they soon discover he isn’t quite what they expected, as they meet many of his different personalities. As the captive girls try and convince some of the personalities to help them, and an internal war rages within the captor, his psychiatrist is also growing suspicious, and determined to find out just which of his personalities is in control. While his different sides all struggle to come to the fore, time may be running out as a new, more powerful personality threatens to emerge.

A gripping thriller, which manages to incorporate suspense and masterful acting, while still dealing with more serious aspects of human psychology.

“Split” is the great return of M. Night Shyamalan. An exciting film worthy of the best of his work. (Cine Premiere)

The movie’s simultaneous evocation of both the depravity at work beneath society’s deceptive surfaces and the inadequacy of the liberal technocratic order to defend against that depravity is the secret to its success. (New Yorker)