• Downsizing

Downsizing Programme 2019

by Alexander Payne Gala Premieres

As a response to over-population, Norwegian scientists have developed a method of shrinking humans down to just 13 cm high. And this new miniature life’s one huge advantage is that the cost of living shrinks with it – downsizing is the new path to riches. It’s no surprise to anybody when mini housing estates, where tiny people can live a life of luxury, begin popping up all over the world. Even the stifled occupational therapist Paul, who actually wanted to be a doctor, and his wife, who dreams of living in a bigger house, think that this controversial new technology could signal the beginning of a better life… Director Alexander Payne weaves together a crazy theory with an even crazier practice in this passionately set science fiction comedy – a perfect showcase for ensemble actors Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz and Kristen Wiig.


  • Genre: Satire
  • Country, Year: USA, 2017
  • Runtime: 130 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German, French
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  • Director: Alexander Payne
  • Cast: Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig
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  • Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor
  • Cinematography: Phedon Papamichael
  • Editor: Kevin Tent
  • Music: Rolfe Kent
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  • Producers: Marc Johnson, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor
  • Executive Producers: Megan Ellison, Jim Burke, Diana Pokorny
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  • Production Companies: Ad Hominem Enterprises, Gran Via
  • World Sales: Paramount Pictures
  • Swiss Distribution: The Walt Disney Company (Switzerland) GmbH
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