The Beguiled

The Beguiled
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 34min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sofia Coppola
  • Cast: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning

John McBurney (Farrell) is a wounded Union deserter in the US Civil War who winds up in a school for girls, where headmistress Martha (Kidman) is persuaded to show him kindness. Coppola’s remake of Don Siegel’s sweaty 1971 original plays like meticulously crafted high-camp melodrama; intermittently enjoyable, but rushed and flustered.

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The Beguiled

25 May 20173 stars

Cannes 2017: Colin Farrell sets hearts dangerously aflutter in Sofia Coppola's flustered melodrama

You have to wonder what possessed Sofia Coppola to remake The Beguiled. Thomas P Cullinan's 1966 novel is a slice of Southern Gothic that was famously filmed in 1971 by director Don Siegel with Clint Eastwood as the wounded Union soldier who arrives at…

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