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THE POWER OF THE DOG

JANE CAMPION HOWLS BACK ONTO THE BIG SCREEN

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By Charlie David Page
31st October 2021

Severe, pale-eyed, handsome, Phil Burbank is brutally beguiling. All of Phil's romance, power and fragility are trapped in the past and in the land: He can castrate a bull calf with two swift slashes of his knife; he swims naked in the river, smearing his body with mud. He is a cowboy as raw as his hides.

The year is 1925. The Burbank brothers are wealthy ranchers in Montana. At the Red Mill restaurant on their way to market, the brothers meet Rose, the widowed proprietress, and her impressionable son Peter. Phil behaves so cruelly he drives them both to tears, revelling in their hurt and 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, amplified by the cheering of Phil's cowhand disciples. 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?

Click here to read our five-star Sydney Film Festival review of ‘The Power of the Dog’.

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RELEASE DATE: 11/11/2021
RUN TIME: 2h 5m
CAST: Benedict Cumberbatch
Jesse Plemons
Kirsten Dunst
Thomasin McKenzie
Kodi Smit-Mcphee
Frances Conroy
Keith Carradine
Peter Carroll
Adam Beach
Sean Keenan
DIRECTOR: Jane Campion
PRODUCERS: Jane Campion
Emile Sherman
Iain Canning
Roger Frappier
Tanya Seghatchian
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