An ordinary high school day. Except that it's not.
Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent.
1.37 : 1
Rated R for disturbing violent content, language, brief sexuality and drug use - all involving teens.
Student, High School, Cafeteria, Video Game, Columbine
Psychological Drama, Ensemble Film
High School Life, School Violence, Managing Parental Relationships, Fathers and Sons, Teachers and Students
Disturbing, Austere, Enigmatic, Bleak, Forceful
Abandon All Hope
High School, Death, Laptop, Father Son Relationship
Has Detailed Data (New)
1, 2, 3, 7, 8
Count - Awards
US Box Office
Country Of Origin
Elephant is a 2003 drama film edited, written and directed by Gus Van Sant. It takes place in the fictional Watt High School, in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon, and chronicles the events surrounding a school shooting, based in part on the 1999 Columbine High School massacre. The film begins a short time before the shooting occurs, following the lives of several characters both in and out of school, who are unaware of what is about to unfold. The film stars mostly new or non-professional actors, including John Robinson, Alex Frost, and Eric Deulen.