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The Beguiled

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Director: Sofia Coppola

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst

Rating: 15

USA 2017, 94mins

Writer/director Sofia Coppola's The Beguiled unfolds during the American Civil War at a Southern girls’ boarding school, where its sheltered young women (including Elle Fanning and Kirsten Dunst) take in an injured enemy soldier (Colin Farrell). But as they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events.

Having joined characters at their turning points in the 18th, 20th and 21st centuries, director Sofia Coppola now journeys to the 19th century, for which she wrote the screenplay adaptation from the novel of the same name by Thomas Cullinan. Coppola is reunited with two of her favorite leading ladies, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning, and directs for the first time Golden Globe Award winner Colin Farrell and Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman.