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Donnie Darko

[cert 15, 113 mins]

Donnie Darko is a disturbed adolescent from a
middle-class family. During the presidential
election of 1988, he sleepwalks out of his house
one night, and sees a giant rabbit named Frank,
who tells him the world will end in 28 days, 6
hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds. When he
returns home the next morning he finds that a jet
engine has crashed through his bedroom. As he
tries to figure out why he survived and tries to deal
with people in his town, the rabbit continues to re-
appear causing Donnie to commit acts of vandalism
and worse. This independent film has become a cult
classic due to its mysterious story and original
narrative.

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Director: Richard Kelly II

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore

Level: AS, A2, GCSE

Subjects: English, Film Studies, Media Studies

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