Hills Like White Elephants (2002) Film


Benedict plays the part of a nameless man (The Man) in this TV-Adaption of a Hemingway story.

Hills Like White Elephants is a 2002 short film based on a story by Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway‘s story was published in 1927 in the second collection of short stories titled Men without Woman. In this only 38mins long movie Benedict Cumberbatch plays the part of the nameless man („The Man“).

What’s happening in Hills Like White Elephants?
Waiting at a train station, a couple (in the movie “The Amercian” and “The Girl”) chats inconsequential about their upcoming trip. It soon becomes clear that it is going to be a trip to perform an abortion, but this is never explicitly expressed. The story is a snapshot of the situation at the train station and ends just before the departure with the sober statement of the girl – “I feel fine. There’s nothing wrong with me. I feel fine.”


Paige Cameron

Ernest Hemingway (short story), adaptiert von Paige Cameron

Greg Wise (The American), Emma Griffiths Malin (The Girl), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Man)

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