CO - Roman Polanski’s… Alright, alright, get it out of your system… Roman Polanski’s new film Carnage is based on a stage play and it doesn't try to hide it. The events of the film take place within the confines of a single apartment – and occasionally the hallway outside – and are told in real time over the film’s brief 79 minutes. But this isn’t a movie about talking heads, it’s a movie about the impossibility of maturity. The cast is a microcosm of “polite society,” a term Carnage considers an oxymoron. It’s beautifully acted, plays like a dream, and is probably Polanski’s best film since The Pianist.