Piercing

Piercing
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 21min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Nicolas Pesce
  • Cast: Christopher Abbott, Mia Wasikowska, Laia Costa

Reed (Abbott) resolves to murder a prostitute, but Jackie (Wasikowska) is more than a little unpredictable. Obscenely stylish horror comedy with impeccable performances from Abbott as the sweaty psycho masquerading as a family man, and Wasikowska as his slippery would-be victim. A brutal riposte to the usual misogynistic fantasy.

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Piercing

11 Feb 20193 stars

Stylish, superbly performed horror comedy from Nicolas Pesce

A literal lady killer is the focus of this obscenely stylish horror comedy based on the novel by Ryû Murakami that sets out to shock before doing away with the standard women-as-victims narrative. It's the sophomore feature of writer-director Nicolas…

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