Sundown | 2021 | R | – 7.6.6
A man (Tim Roth) joins his sister (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and her children (Albertine Kotting McMillan and Samuel Bottomley) on a vacation to Acapulco, but when a call from home delivers some devastating news, their holiday ends abruptly. He stays behind when his passport is mislaid and becomes more and more distant as the days pass. Also with Iazua Larios and Henry Goodman. Directed by Michel Franco. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in Spanish with and without translation. [Running Time: 1:23]
Sundown SEX/NUDITY 7
– A man and woman have sex and we see her thrusting on top of him as they moan and we hear rhythmic sounds (we see her bare abdomen and his abdomen and chest). A man and a woman have sex and he thrusts on top of her as they moan and kiss (without evident nudity). A woman sleeps in bed and a man caresses her face (sex is implied and we see her bare breasts and abdomen and the man’s shoulders and chest).
► A man and woman sleep together. A man and a woman hug and kiss. A man and a woman walk arm-in-arm, while holding hands and with their arms around each other in a few scenes. A man pulls a woman onto his lap by pulling on her bikini bottoms and he wraps his arms around her. People dance at a beach bar and a woman tries to convince a man to join her (he does not), and he touches her hand. A woman seems to be flirting with a man at a shop and they start spending time together.
► Several men are shown fully nude in a communal shower scene and we see their genitals, buttocks, abdomens, backs, chest and legs. Several people wear swimwear in several beach and pool scenes throughout the movie and we see women’s cleavage, bare abdomens, backs, and legs to the hips as well as men’s bare chests, abdomens and backs. Women wear low-cut tops and bikini tops in several scenes that reveal cleavage. A picture is pinned to a jail cell wall of a woman wearing skimpy clothes and in a provocative pose (we see bare shoulders and back).
Sundown VIOLENCE/GORE 6
– A car speeds alongside another car and the people in the car brandish handguns and yell for the car to pull over; the passengers in the backseat get down and the driver is shot, the car swerves, the driver gets out and shoots two of the people from the other car (they fall dead) and we see one of the passengers in the pursued car covered with blood and presumably dead. A man gets off a sea-doo and shoots a man sitting on a crowded beach (other people screams and scatter) and we see blood spreading in the water.
► A man imagines seeing a dead pig lying on the floor of a woman’s apartment; we see the pig’s intestines and blood on the floor and the man collapses down a flight of stairs (we see him in the hospital afterward). A young woman hits a man in the head with a bottle, the bottle breaks and the man falls to the floor moaning.
► A woman gets a phone call that her mother died and she sobs and moans. A woman gets a phone call and we understand that her mother has been taken to the hospital. Newspaper headlines read, “Man kills sister for fortune.”
► A man and a woman are arrested and taken off a beach by two police officers that speed through streets to a jail. A woman yells at a man seated on a beach, quizzes him about his behavior and then storms away. A young man takes a phone away from his mother and they argue about her working while on their vacation. A woman yells at a man for leaving his passport at the hotel and along with her children she boards a plane to leaves without him. A man asks a woman (she’s the motel proprietor) what happened to his bags when they are not in his room. A man does not answer his phone when a woman calls repeatedly. A woman tells a man that by signing papers he will be relinquishing everything; we understand that they own a slaughterhouse business. A comment sis made about a man’s “condition.”
► Men in a jail mock a man that has been granted a private cell. Many men are shown in a crowded jail in a few scenes. Several men cliff dive while people watch and cheer. Armed soldiers or police patrol a beach after a shooting.
► A man imagines seeing a pig in a communal shower in a jail. Fish out of water on a boat’s deck gasp and we see their gills opening and closing. A man peels dry skin off his arm. We see brain scan images and hear that a cancer has metastasized.
Sundown LANGUAGE 6
– About 13 F-words and its derivatives, 1 sexual reference, 1 anatomical term, name-calling (stupid, lovebirds, perturbed, messy). | profanity glossary |
Sundown SUBSTANCE USE
– A woman takes a prescription pill (we do not know what it is), and a doctor orders chemotherapy for a cancer patient. People drink wine in a restaurant with a meal, people drink beer in many scenes, a man drinks several beers at a beach café in several scenes, people drink cocktails in a few scenes and a young man adds more liquor to his drink. A woman smokes cigarettes in a few scenes.
Sundown DISCUSSION TOPICS
– Death of a parent, responsibility, cancer, murder, assassination, slaughterhouses.CUSSIONTOPICSxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
– Life is short.
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