Charlie (Brendan Fraser) suffers from a severe form of obesity. He is a professor who lectures to his students online, always turning off his webcam. He spends most of his days sitting on the couch, overeating junk food and resisting the attempts of Liz (Hong Chau), the nurse who cares for him, to help him. One day, Charlie has a heart attack when a young missionary comes to his house. Realizing that he has little left to live, the man decides to try to reunite with his daughter Ellie (Sadie Sink), a teenager with a difficult character, who never forgave his father for leaving her and her mother. The confrontation of these two will bring back the wounds and pain of the past and, perhaps, help the young woman see her father in a different light.
Director Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, Wrestler, Black Swans) sought to bring the play to the screen WHALE, written by Samuel D. Hunter, failed to find the right actor for almost ten years to bring the right intensity to the character of Charlie. The situation changed when he identified in Fraser his ideal protagonist: the actor, who for many years could not work in the Hollywood industry due to personal problems, is a real fulcrum around which a tense and touching case revolves. His interpretation, backed up by incredible make-up, is one of the best in recent years, to the point of earning Fraser the 2023 Oscar for Best Actor. WHALE available from September 6 in three editions: a collector’s box set containing the film on Blu-ray 4K and Blu-ray, as well as Samuel D. Hunter’s script book, Blu-ray and DVD. Audio tracks in Italian and English are presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 on DVD and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 on HD discs. Each edition includes over fifty minutes of special content consisting of: The main characters tell their story, Sea sounds, People They are gorgeous.
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