The Whale

Famous comeback by Brendan Fraser as a 270kg lonely teacher trying to rebuild his broken relationship with his daughter (Sadie Sink).

The Whale
United States 2022
  • Czech
117 min.
  • This film is available until 2. 1. 2033 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

The people are amazing. This infectious optimism is Charlie's super­power. He sees only the good in people, and he brings out the empathy in us. The nearly 300-pound lonely teacher, played by audience favorite Brendan Fraser, struggles to find his way back to his daughter Ellie (Sadie Sink). Under the weight of his own traumas, he struggles to cope with his past, shutting himself away in his apartment, dealing with stressful situations by overeating, but in the floor plan of his three-bedroom apartment, he is a beacon of goodness for himself and those around him. Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan) has directed a deeply human film about self-acceptance, with Fraser excelling in the acting comeback of the decade, picking up awards after awards.

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Director: Darren Aronofsky
Screenplay: Samuel D. Hunter
Cinematography: Matthew Libatique
Music: Rob Simonsen
Sound: Skip Lievsay, Coll Anderson, Steve Baine, Drew Kunin, Craig Henighan, Jill Purdy, Chris Chae
Editing: Andrew Weisblum
Production Design: Mark Friedberg, Robert Pyzocha
Producer: Darren Aronofsky, Jeremy Dawson, Ari Handel
Costumes: Danny Glicker
Cast: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Ty Simpkins, Hong Chau, Samantha Morton, Sathya Sridharan, Huck Milner, Jacey Sink, Wilhelm Schalaudek

Academy Awards

2023 – Brendan Fraser (Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role)

Academy Awards

2023 – Adrien Morot, Anne Marie Bradley, Judy Chin (Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling)

Venice Film Festival

2022 – Darren Aronofsky (Best Film in a Foreign Language)

Venice Film Festival

2022 – Darren Aronofsky (10th INTERFILM Award for Promoting Interreligious Dialogue)

Venice Film Festival

2022 – Darren Aronofsky (Leoncino d'Oro Agiscuola Award)

Palm Springs International Film Festival

2023 – Brendan Fraser (Best Actor)

  • This film is available until 2. 1. 2033 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.