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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.





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…