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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.

Director:

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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Horror | Thriller

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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:

Piercing See more »

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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

It was based on 1994 classic Japanese novel "Piercing" by Ryu Murakami See more »

Quotes

Jackie: Can we eat first?
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Features Tenebre (1982) See more »

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Soneto of Love
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Arranged by Eumir Deodato
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Different far out and strange film of devious and erotic thoughts.
14 March 2019 | by blanbrnSee all my reviews

"Piercing" is one of those movies as you watch you just follow along with the clever game of cat and mouse as it proves it's a crazy world with people as no one never really knows the clever cat and mouse games that some play. Reed(Chris Abbott) goes on a trip to a hotel room with a plan for murder, he's also hired an escort call girl named Jackie(Mia Wasikowska). However upon meeting one another things change and the balance and power of the game changes. Overall well done film of control and power, and arriving at your most brutal nightmare like thoughts. And it's just an okay film even though it's not everyone's cup of tea.


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