Piercing

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Directed by Nicolas Pesce
2017
USA
82 minutes
18+
Nicolas Pesce follows his monochrome nightmare The Eyes of My Mother (SFF 2016) with a colour-saturated tale of deviant desire and unspeakable urges starring Mia Wasikowska.

Reed is a seemingly ordinary husband and father. Except for his uncontrollable urge to kill. On a ‘business trip’, Reed checks into a hotel and calls an escort service. His plan to murder sex worker Jackie turns out to be anything but straightforward. Pesce’s lusciously filmed adaptation of Ryū Murakami’s 1994 novel delves into the darkest domains of human nature. Christopher Abbott and Mia Wasikowska deliver outstanding performances as a perpetrator and victim whose roles reverse and reset multiple times during an extremely feverish night. Killer production design and a fabulous soundtrack of giallo tracks by Bruno Nicolai and legendary outfit Goblin complete the utterly compelling picture.

This might be the best role Wasikowska’s had in years. – Amy Nicholson, Variety

A psycho-sexual horror show which lifts the lid on the twisted urges of two very troubled characters. It's great, if grisly, fun. – Wendy Ide, Screen International

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Piercing

Event Cinemas George St 5
Sat 9 June
8:45pm—10:07pm
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Piercing

Dendy Newtown
Wed 13 June
8:30pm—9:52pm
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Year
2017
Classification
18+
Country
USA
Language
In English
Director
Nicolas Pesce
Producer
Josh Mond, Antonio Campos, Schuyler Weiss, Jacob Wasserman
Cast
Mia Wasikowska, Christopher Abbott, Laia Costa
Screenwriter
Nicolas Pesce
Cinematographer
Zachary Galler
Company Credits
Distributor: Rialto Distribution
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