Safe | 1995

Drama, Thriller
Carol White is an affluent Los Angeles housewife whose pristine, doll-like environment turns against her in the form of an inexplicable illness. What begins as sudden allergic reactions to everyday chemicals, fragrances ...more
Director: Todd Haynes
Writers: Todd Haynes
Awards: 1 win & 4 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Carol White

Actor

... Greg White

Actor

... Mover

Actor

... Aerobics Instructor

Actor

... Barbara

Actor

... Anita

Actor

... Linda

Actor

... Fulvia

Actor

... Rory

Actor

... Dry Cleaners Manager

Actor

... Department Store Dispatcher

Actor

... Waitress

Actor

Company

American Playhouse

Production Company

Chemical Films

Production Company

E=mc2, Inc.

Production Company

Eastern Optical

Production Company

Production Company

Good Machine

Production Company

Synopsis

Carol White is an affluent Los Angeles housewife whose pristine, doll-like environment turns against her in the form of an inexplicable illness. What begins as sudden allergic reactions to everyday chemicals, fragrances and fumes turns increasingly violent, transforming the laminated safety of Carol's existence into a terror of everyday life. When she is diagnosed with an immunity disorder called "Twentieth Century Illness" and sets off to New Mexico in search of treatment, Carol's journey turns inward. And, in the crisis of identity that results, the film reveals the way in which disease infects our basic sense of who we are.

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