Teaser: Jane Campion’s “The Power Of The Dog”

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

The first trailer has been released for acclaimed director Jane Campion’s “The Power Of The Dog” for Netflix/See-Saw Films. The film hits select cinemas in November and arrives on Netflix worldwide on December 1st.

Campion adapted the film based on Thomas Savage’s 1967 novel. The story follows wealthy Montana brothers Phil (Benedict Cumberbatch) and George Burbank (Jesse Plemons), two sides of one coin. Phil is graceful, brilliant and cruel where George is stolid, fastidious and gentle.

Together they are joint owners of the biggest ranch in the Montana valley – a place where men are still men and the rapidly modernizing 20th century is kept at bay.

When George secretly marries local widow Rose (Kirsten Dunst), a shocked and angry Phil wages a sadistic, relentless war to destroy her entirely using her effeminate son Peter (Kodi Smit-McPhee) as a pawn.

Thomasin McKenzie, Frances Conroy, Keith Carradine and Adam Beach co-star. Roger Frappier, Emile Sherman and Iain Canning produce.

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