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The Master

Paul Thomas Anderson
USA 2012
144 min

THE MASTER is an epic 70mm story of tiny details that plays out viscerally on the most complicated expanse imaginable: the human face. Freddie Quell, a snarling, feral WWII veteran and drifter, wears a mask of rage and horniness that is as grotesque and primal and pained as few visages in recent memory. As Lancaster Dodd, the larger-than-life leader of a patch-work psychoanalytic self-help group/cult called “The Cause”, Phillip Seymour Hoffman projects calculated empathy and logic. He is a rational thinker, a dreamer, an Orson Welles-ian bullshitter with perhaps just as much madness as Freddie Quell, though he’s created an outlet for his boundless energy – birthing a new religious movement. THE MASTER is about many things, but at it’s core, it is a love story between two men with titanic egos and wills, who seem at first glance to be diametric opposites yet may simply be shadows of each other. (James Ponsoldt)

  • Joaquin Phoenix - Freddie Quell
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman - Lancaster Dodd
  • Amy Adams - Peggy
  • Laura Dern - Helen Sullivan
  • Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Jr.
  • Mihai Mâlaimare
  • Leslie Jones
  • Peter McNulty
  • Jonny Greenwood
  • Jack Fisk
  • David Crank
  • Mark Bridges
The Weinstein Company, Ghoulardi Film Company, Annapurna Pictures

The Weinstein Film Company

Constantin Film
70 mm
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