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The Girl Before

British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw grounds this eerie thriller with a multi-layered performance, as she finds herself under the watchful eye of fellow Brit David Oyelowo’s cold charming architect. What unravels is a chilling meditation on power, trauma and the price you have to pay to live in London.


  • Lisa Brühlmann


  • J.P. Delaney
  • Marissa Lestrade


  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw
  • David Oyelowo
  • Jessica Plummer
  • Ben Hardy


After building an exquisitely minimalist house in London, an architect rents it out to tenants that meet his rigorous requirements: no mess, no children and constant surveillance. First, there is Emma (Jessica Plummer) and her partner Simon (Ben Hardy), then there is Jane (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), who falls for the architect's charms, but soon starts asking questions about the girl who came before…