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Downsizing | Small moves, big impact

Published:Wednesday | December 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM
A scene from ‘Downsizing’.

When Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall as a viable solution to overpopulation, Paul Safranek (Matt Damon) and wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) quickly opt to abandon their stressful lives to get small and move to a new downsized community. Despite the euphoric lifestyle promised in a miniaturised world, Audrey becomes intimidated by the irreversible process and decides to backdown. This decision triggers a wave of life-changing adventures, as Paul manoeuvres being the size of an action figure.

Downsizing is released by Paramount Pictures. Multi Academy Award winner Alexander Payne directs and writes the film with Academy Award winner Jim Taylor. The film features an all-star lineup with Academy Award winners Matt Damon and Christoph Waltz and Academy Award nominee Kristen Wigg in leading roles.