02 hours 12 minutes
- Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Kirsten Dunst
- Jane Campion
- Coming Soon, Drama
- November 11, 2021
The year is 1925. The Burbank brothers Phil (Benedict Cumberbatch) and George (Jesse Plemons) are wealthy ranchers in Montana. On their way to market, the brothers meet Rose (Kirsten Dunst), the widowed proprietress of a restaurant, and her impressionable son Peter.
Phil behaves so cruelly he drives them both to tears, rousing his fellow cowhands to laughter – all except his brother George, who comforts Rose then returns to marry her.
As Phil swings between fury and cunning, his taunting of Rose takes an eerie form – he hovers at the edges of her vision, whistling a tune she can no longer play. His mockery of her son is more overt – then Phil appears to take the boy under his wing. Is this latest gesture a softening that leaves Phil exposed, or a plot twisting further into menace?