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Elephant by Gus Van Sant,
This review is from: Elephant [DVD]  (DVD)
The film is a true artistic masterpiece, with brilliant camera use, plot and the way the story is presented as a whole. The film follows various characters at an American High School (the actor's real names are used in the film for realism) and the absolute catastrophy that ensews at the end of the film. It is based on the true events of the Columbine High School Massacre in 1999 as more of a docu-drama rather than a full blown drama. After reading some of the poorly rated reviews left by customers I was actually quite shocked because this film is very good, they just obviously can't see an artistically sound film. I just can't express how artistic this film really is.
A great buy, but don't get it if you're easily shocked.
I'd also like to point out the reasoning behind the title of the film: in America there's a saying, "The elephant in the room," referring to a problem that no-one will admit is present, therefore referring to the events that occurred.