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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

Christopher Abbot plays Reed, who has an insatiable desire: He wants to kill. So Reed fakes a business trip and checks into a hotel, where he plans to murder a prostitute. Jackie (Mia Wasikowska) arrives, and Reed finds that his seemingly well-laid plan might not work out as he assumed it would.

This deliriously twisted tale of violence, sex, and domination constantly doubles back on itself, revealing new and shocking aspects of each character as it gives Abbot and Wasikowska the most daring material of their careers.

Cast

  • Christopher Abbott
  • Mia Wasikowska
  • Laia Costa
  • Olivia Bond
  • Maria Dizzia
  • Marin Ireland
  • Dakota Lustick
  • Wendell Pierce

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • It was based on 1994 classic Japanese novel "Piercing" by Ryu Murakami
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Quotes

    • Jackie: Can we eat first?
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Metacritic

60
Feb 7, 2019

For some, Piercing may be a sign of an exceptionally talented filmmaker still finding his stride, this expertly handled erotic thriller an imaginative, stylized headache. For others, Piercing may be all those things, but ultimately not worth the punishment.

Dom Sinacola
Paste Magazine
80

Stars Christopher Abbott and Mia Wasikowska go a long way toward keeping this tricky pic balanced, though Pesce's knowing use of sleazy-Seventies vibe (following the distinctive bw spareness of The Eyes of My Mother, his only previous feature) creates the perfect world for them to do it in.

Metacritic review by John DeFore
John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter