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Piercing (2018)

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A man kisses his wife and baby goodbye and seemingly heads away on business, with a plan to check into a hotel, call an escort service, and kill an unsuspecting prostitute.

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Nicolas Pesce

Writers:

Ryû Murakami (novel), Nicolas Pesce
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Cast

Credited cast:
Christopher Abbott ... Reed
Mia Wasikowska ... Jackie
Laia Costa ... Mona
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Olivia Bond ... Bunny Girl
Maria Dizzia ... Reed's Mother
Marin Ireland ... Chevonne
Dakota Lustick ... Young Reed
Wendell Pierce ... Doctor
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A man kisses his wife and baby goodbye and seemingly heads away on business, with a plan to check into a hotel, call an escort service, and kill an unsuspecting prostitute.

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Practice Doesn't Always Make Perfect


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Rated R for aberrant violent and sexual content, nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,752, 3 February 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$15,856, 14 February 2019
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The yellow phone set in the hotel room is famous design awarded electronic phone set ETA 80, made by Iskra co., Yugoslavia from 1980. See more »

Quotes

Jackie: Can we eat first?
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Features The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (1972) See more »

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Tenebre
Written by Claudio Simonetti, Massimo Morante, Fabio Pignatelli
Performed by Claudio Simonetti, Massimo Morante, Fabio Pignatelli
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Senseless
31 December 2018 | by slt-filhoSee all my reviews

It's half-way nostalgia style fetish, half-way sadomasochist play, and halfway thriller, where nothing works in full. To be fair, the only fully developed thing is the lunacy the characters, which renders the movie pointless in a charicatural word where nothing needs to make any sense. No one to root for, nothing to expect but more lunacy. At some point all we hope is that he won't kill her, because that would mean we are left alone with the main character - a dorky, flavorless average Joe, wrapped in a velvet-coated mess.


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