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The Power of the Dog

Jane Campion won an Oscar for Best Director with a mesmerising meditation on masculinity that unleashes its tightly-wound power like a lasso. Co-produced by the UK’s BBC Films and See-Saw Films, and starring British actor Benedict Cumberbatch in a snarling, virtuoso performance, this psychodrama is as scorching as the sun-baked landscapes it captures.

Directors

  • Jane Campion

Writers

  • Jane Campion
  • Thomas Savage

Cast

  • Kodi Smit-McPhee
  • Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Kirsten Dunst

Synopsis

In 1925 Montana, mild-mannered rancher George (Jesse Plemons) brings home his new wife Rose (Kirsten Dunst) and her son Peter (Kodi Smit-McPhee), only for his
charming yet sadistic brother Phil (Benedict Cumberbatch) to torment them both. That is until, Phil takes Peter under his wing and shows him the rules of the cowboy world, the way that his mentor Bronco Henry once showed him.