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High Life

A Feature film by Claire Denis

Produced by Alcatraz Films

Production year : 2018


    Deep space. Beyond our solar system. Monte and his infant daughter Willow live together aboard a spacecraft, in complete isolation. A solitary man, whose strict self-discipline is a protection against desire – his own and that of others - Monte fathered the girl against his will. His sperm was used to inseminate Boyse, the young woman who gave birth to her. They were members of a crew of prisoners: space convicts, death row inmates. Guinea pigs sent on a mission to the black hole closest to Earth. Now only Monte and Willow remain. And Monte is changed. Through his daughter, for the first time, he experiences the birth of an all-powerful love. Willow grows, becoming a young girl, then a young woman. Together, alone, father and daughter approach their destination – the black hole in which all time and space cease to exist.

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Alcatraz Films

    Foreign production companies :

    Pandora Film, Madants, The Apocalypse Films

    French distribution :

    Wild Bunch Distribution

    Co-production :

    Arte France Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Wild Bunch

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    Full credits (10)

    Executive Producers :

    Laurence Clerc, Olivier Thery Lapiney

    Screenwriters :

    Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau, Geoff Cox

    Director of Photography :

    Yorick Le Saux

    Editor :

    Guy Lecorne

    Music Composer :

    Stuart Staples

    Assistant director :

    Laure Monrréal

    Foreign producers :

    Claudia Steffen, Christoph Friedel, Oliver Dungey, Klaudia Smieja

    Sound Recordist :

    Andreas Hildebrandt

    Production Designer :

    François-Renaud Labarthe

    Costume designer :

    Judy Shrewsbury

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Sub-genre :

    Science fiction

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    Coproducer countries :

    Germany (43.0%), France (30.0%), Great Britain (12.0%), Poland (10.0%)

    Original French-language productions :


    Nationality :

    Minority French (Germany, France, Great Britain, Poland)

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    French release :

    Current status :

    Post Production

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    Audio format :

    Digital 5.1