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Olivia Colman is one of the finest British actors of her generation, but one of her past roles has really baffled fans. See what you think:
The Kármán Line is a short film that came out in 2014 and sees the Peep Show actor play a woman who simply cannot stop floating.
Colman stars as Sarah, a mum who suffers from a rare condition that causes her to float higher and higher, and centres on the impact it has on her husband and daughter.
The synopsis reads: "When a mother is hit by a rare condition that sees her lift off the ground at a slow but ever increasing rate, her husband and daughter are forced to come to terms with losing her."
Now, if you think that sounds pretty bonkers, fear not, so does everyone else.
Commenting on the video posted to TikTok, one user said: "Literally what."
Echoing the confusion, another asked: "Why's the queen flying?"
"Who comes up with these plot ideas?" put a third.
Those who have seen the whole film will have realised, however, that it's not just about Colman's character magically floating off into space.
The bizarre condition acts as a metaphor for a family losing a loved one to a terminal illness.
Praising Colman, one fan said: "The symbolism for this movie is so sad."
While another added: "I think this movie is great, it shows what it can be like for a family dealing with terminal illness. A lot of deeper meaning behind this movie."
The film's director Oscar Sharp said it was a 'dream' working with the Oscar-winner.
He told the Radio Times: "She's exactly as lovely as she seems.
"She eventually owned up that the harness was chafing quite a lot, and we ended up lining it with extra large sanitary pads to make her more comfortable. The sight of her tugging those out of every nook and cranny at the end of each shoot day cracked up the whole crew."
Speaking about the production itself, Sharp said: "It says a lot about her genius I think; one minute she's filling a room with laughter, clowning between takes, then the next moment – even in this weird story where she had to act while strung in a harness or teetering on a green box in battering wind – she can still deliver the kind of raw human vulnerability that had the whole crew in tears, over and over. I'll always be so grateful that she saw the potential in the idea.
"It feels great that the whole world finally knows her name."
You can watch The Kármán Line here.
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