Elvis (in Dolby ATMOS) (Elvis)
USA, 2022 | Length: 159min | FSK: 6 | Director: Baz Luhrmann Cast: Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Olivia DeJonge, Kodi Smit-McPhee

Acclaimed Australian director and auteur Baz Luhrmann (»Moulin Rouge«, »Romeo and Juliet«, »The Great Gatsby«) brings his distinct style and specific visual and thematic elements to the magnificent biographical musical drama about the King of Rock'n Roll. The film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Butler; TV's »The Shannara Chronicles«), seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Hanks; »Forrest Gump«). The story delves into the complex dynamic between Presley and Parker spanning over 20 years, from Presley's rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the most significant and influential people in Elvis's life, Priscilla Presley (DeJonge; »The Visit«). Bombastic, inventive, and featuring a killer soundtrack, this gourgeously filmed and exquisitely designed biopic is a tour de force of artifice and every bit as enjoyable and visually dazzling as one might expect.

  Sun 14.08.22 15:30 (English)