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Swallow (2019)

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Hunter, a newly pregnant housewife, finds herself increasingly compelled to consume dangerous objects. As her husband and his family tighten their control over her life, she must confront the dark secret behind her new obsession.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Haley Bennett ... Hunter
Austin Stowell ... Richie Conrad
Denis O'Hare ... Erwin
Elizabeth Marvel ... Katherine Conrad
David Rasche ... Michael Conrad
Luna Lauren Velez ... Lucy
Zabryna Guevara ... Alice
Laith Nakli ... Luay
Babak Tafti ... Aaron
Nicole Kang ... Bev
Olivia Perez ... Nim
Kristi Kirk ... Lillian
Alyssa Bresnahan ... Jill
Maya Days ... Dr. Santos (as Laura Dias)
Elise Santora ... Dr. Reyes


Against the backdrop of insufferable domestic ennui, the soft-spoken former saleswoman and newlywed housewife, Hunter, is struggling to stretch the bars of her gilded cage, a lavish and immaculate modernist villa in New York, even though she seems to have it all. But, more and more, as sad Hunter tries, unsuccessfully, to meet her controlling family's expectations, compliance turns into submission, obedience transforms into obsession, and pica, a compulsive eating disorder, starts to take over. Now, swallowing non-nutritive objects and engaging in increasingly impossible tasks becomes Hunter's dangerous newfound addiction, and there's no telling how far she'll go to maintain a false and fleeting sense of power. Who can save Hunter from herself? Written by Nick Riganas

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Rated R for language, some sexuality and disturbing behavior | See all certifications »

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Life Control
2 May 2020 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The housewife Hunter Conrad (Haley Bennett) is happily married with the young CEO husband Richie Conrad (Austin Stowell). However her life is totally controlled by her husband and his family. When she is pregnant, she is stressed and eats the weirdest objects. Soon Richie's family hires a male nurse and a psychologist to take care of Hunter. When they decide to send her to a psychiatric hospital, Hunter learns that she needs to control of her life.

"Swallow" is an interesting film about a pregnant wife with Pica disorder. The gorgeous Haley Bennett has excellent performance and the conclusion is magnificent. My vote is six.

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Release Date:

5 June 2020 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (as Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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