National Theatre Live: Frankenstein
Director: Danny Boyle, Tim Van Someren Run Time: 130 min. Release Year: 2011
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Ella Smith, George Harris, Jonny Lee Miller, Naomie Harris
Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing tale.