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Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife and her son, Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.

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Phil Burbank
Geneviève Lemon ...
Mrs Lewis (as Genevieve Lemon)
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George Burbank
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Peter Gordon
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Barkeep (as Ken Radley)
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Rose Gordon
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Sven
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Cricket
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Theo
David Denis ...
Angelo
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Bobby
Max Mata ...
Juan
Josh Owen ...
Lee
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Jock
Eddie Campbell ...
Stan
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Buster
Bryony Skillington ...
Queenie
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Jeanie
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Hettie
Aislinn Furlong ...
Evie
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Jeanie's Friend
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Pianola Man
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Libby
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Clementine
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Pearl
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Doctor
Stephen Bain ...
Mr Weltz the Undertaker
Ella Hope-Higginson ...
Consuela
Piimio Mei ...
Sue Ella
Edith Poor ...
Tanya
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Older Man
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Lola
Julie Forsyth ...
Mrs Mueller
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Old Gent
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Old Lady
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The Governor's Wife
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The Governor
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Bill
David T. Lim ...
Cook
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Edward Nappo
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Edward Nappo's Son
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Undertaker Assistant

Directed by

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Jane Campion

Written by

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Jane Campion ... (written by)
 
Thomas Savage ... (based on the novel by)

Produced by

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Jane Campion ... producer (produced by)
Iain Canning ... producer (produced by)
Roger Frappier ... producer (produced by)
Rose Garnett ... executive producer
Simon Gillis ... executive producer
Phil Jones ... associate producer
Tanya Seghatchian ... producer (produced by)
Libby Sharpe ... co-producer
Emile Sherman ... producer (produced by)
Chloe Smith ... co-producer / line producer
John Woodward ... executive producer

Music by

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Jonny Greenwood ... (original music by)

Cinematography by

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Ari Wegner ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Peter Sciberras

Editorial Department

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Trish Cahill ... digital intermediate colorist
John Erasmus ... assistant editor
Eloise Flanagan ... post-production coordinator
Jasper Fox ... digital intermediate assist
James Gardner ... colorist: dailies
Cara Harvey ... digital intermediate Assistant Editor
John Kerron ... on-line editor
Paul Lear ... epk colorist
Stephen McHardy ... visual effects editor
Tim Morton ... on-line editor
Joel Plunkett ... on-line editor
Keilah Rafel Motta Pirotelli ... post producer
Kasra Rassoulzadegan ... first assistant editor
Shaun Richards ... post production manager

Casting By

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Nikki Barrett
Tina Cleary
Carmen Cuba ... (US casting consultant)
Nina Gold

Production Design by

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Grant Major

Art Direction by

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Matt Austin
Nick Connor
George Hamilton
Mark Robins ... supervising art director

Set Decoration by

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Amber Richards

Costume Design by

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Kirsty Cameron

Makeup Department

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Niki Adlington ... assistant makeup artist
Sarah Bernard ... hair and makeup artist
Deirdre Cowley ... makeup department head
Amanda Finlay ... Hair & Make Up Artist
Isa Lilai ... additional makeup assistant
Kelly Mitchell ... key makeup artist
Claire Rutledge ... makeup and hair artist
Noriko Watanabe ... hair designer / makeup designer

Production Management

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Colleen Clarke ... post-production supervisor
Steven Eddy ... production executive: Netflix
Moira Grant ... unit production manager
Karl Stieglbauer ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Renata Blaich ... second assistant director
Matt Johnston ... second second assistant director
Phil Jones ... first assistant director
Louise Spraggon ... additional assistant director

Art Department

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Liam Beck ... concept artist
Sarah Cathie ... set designer
Phil Clark ... visual researcher
Rachael Cooper ... art department manager
Sarah Dunn ... graphic designer
Genelle Eaglen ... Scenic artist
W. Therese Eberhard ... set dec painter
Gareth Edwards ... assistant set decorator
Michelle Freeman ... set dresser
Charlotte Jane Frost ... standby set dresser
Jonny Gilks ... Greens
Corry Greig ... plaster foreman
Matthew Handscomb ... greens foreman
Wade Hannett ... head scenic
Lewis Hewett ... brush hand
Lizzy Jane Klein ... researcher: set decoration
Daniel Koene ... set designer
Bianca Kofoed ... junior set designer
Elise Kowitz ... standby props
Lacey Malice ... scenic finisher
Peter Malone ... scenic artist
Rachael McMahon ... set dec coordinator
Ethan Montgomery-Williams ... scenic leadhand
Jenny Morgan ... set decoration manager
Lia Neilson ... construction coordinator
Phred Palmer ... property master
Jemimah Peacocke ... brush hand
Frances Roberts ... assistant construction coordinator
Tony Rush ... scenic artist
Sam Senior ... brush hand
Lauren Stewart ... scenic painter
Alvis Tapsell ... paint artist (creditOnly)
Harry Turbott ... painter
Polly Walker ... concept artist
Ben Whale ... set dresser
Stephanie Williams ... brush hand
Florrie Wilson ... assistant buyer (as Florence Wilson-Reilly) / set dec buyer (as Florence Wilson-Reilly)
Yvonne Yip ... assistant art director

Sound Department

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Mick Boraso ... sound editor
Steve Burgess ... foley mixer
Glenn Butler ... re-recording engineer
Richard Flynn ... production sound mixer
Alex Francis ... foley recordist
Owen Grieve ... adr recordist
Leah Katz ... dialogue supervisor
Dan Larkin ... adr recordist
Lisa Leota ... sound assistant
Robert Mackenzie ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Jessy McNamara ... sound assistant (as Jessica McNamara)
Jessica Meier ... assistant sound editor
Mario Vaccaro ... foley artist
Sandy Wakefield ... boom operator
Tara Webb ... sound effects editor/re-recording mixer
Dave Whitehead ... sound designer

Special Effects by

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Casey Belsham ... special effects technician
Tanya Bidois ... special effects office coordinator
Brendon Durey ... special effects supervisor
Richard Schuler ... on-set key special effects

Visual Effects by

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Jayce Attewell ... visual effects production manager
Clement Bouchet ... visual effects assistant
Mathieu Bourguignon ... visual effects editor: Alt.vfx
Flavia Dias Riley ... visual effects producer / visual effects producer: Alt.vfx
Harry Gale ... visual effects editor: Alt vfx
Chris Gardner ... fx td
Jason Hawkins ... visual effects supervisor (as Jay Hawkins)
Andrew Hellen ... head of visual effects
Alison Ingram ... visual effects producer
Mitchell Kehn ... compositor
Rui Li ... visual effects artist
Leath Mattner ... visual effects artist
Mark A. Millar ... visual effects executive producer: Alt.vfx
Eloise Miscamble ... visual effects production coordinator
Bryn Morrow ... visual effects supervisor: Alt.vfx
Phil Outen ... senior compositor: Alt.vfx
Christophe Pacaud ... digital compositor
Murray Smallwood ... compositing supervisor
Randy Vellacott ... digital compositor: Alt.vfx
Corey-Jay Walker ... visual effects assistant editor

Stunts

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Mark Harris ... stunt coordinator
Lizzie Lam ... head horse/animal dept coordinator
Matthew Stirling ... assistant stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Grant Adams ... camera operator: "a" camera / director of photography: splinter unit / steadicam operator
Finn Bowman ... lighting assistant
Nick Burridge ... video assist operator
Tom Cooney ... generator operator
Jimmy Crayford-Bollinger ... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Jimmy Bollinger)
Jesse Davidson ... video assist assistant
Nicola Dove ... gallery stills
Benaiah Dunn ... grip assistant
Nick Flyvbjerg ... grip
Daniel Foeldes ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
James Gardner ... digital imaging technician
Kirsty Griffin ... still photographer
Simon Jones ... dolly grip
Gilly Lawrence ... rigging gaffer
Manahakaora Lawrence ... lighting assistant
Thad Lawrence ... gaffer
Warwick Millar ... senior lighting technician
Bailey Mitchinson ... camera intern
Nicholas Riini ... best boy electric
Ben Rowsell ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Ben Ruffell ... drone operator
Lee Scott ... lighting assistant
Sam Strain ... key grip
Chris Thomson ... best boy grip
Henry West ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Merlin Wilford ... best boy electric
Nick Willoughby ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Daniel Foeldes ... additional camera operator (uncredited)
Nick Willoughby ... additional camera operator (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Kerrie Louise Moss ... animator
Chris Rentoul ... head of animation
John Trudgian ... animator

Casting Department

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Claudia Allison ... casting assistant
Anita Corcoran ... casting coordinator
Carmen Cuba ... US casting consultant
Nina Gold ... casting associate: UK
Linda McFetridge ... casting associate: New Zealand
Kyla Robinson ... casting assistant
Michelle Savill ... casting assistant
Martin Ware ... casting assistant: UK

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Alice Baker ... costume supervisor
Sabrina Brookfield ... sewing machinist
Miranda Brown ... key textiles
Stacey Brummer ... Costume Dresser: Cast
Daniel Calvert ... key art finisher
Nina Cooley ... workroom assistant
Amy Craven ... milliner
Austin Delaney-Girlestone ... costume/background assistant
Helen Fuller ... key costume props
Lucy Holloway ... workroom assistant
Kate Mason ... crowd costumer
Will Parsons ... background standby
Aimee Reed ... additional costumer
Sheree Roud ... sewing machinist
Laura Schneemann ... costume standby
Rosalind Sinel ... sewing machinist
Rachel Strong ... costumer: stitcher
Julia Thompson ... costume buyer

Location Management

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Nod Anderson ... unit manager
Ryan Bergmans ... location transport
P. Rusty Kilpatrick ... location transport
Toby Mills ... assistant location manager
Sally Sherratt ... location scout manager
Henry Youngman ... location assistant
Maddy Maxwell ... location assistant (uncredited)
Gamel Kate O'Brien ... location assistant (uncredited)
Karla Spika ... location assistant (uncredited)
Philip Turner ... location scout (uncredited)

Music Department

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Richard Bayliss ... musician: french horn
Raihan Chowdhury ... musician
Nich Cunningham ... banjo recordist
Carys Evans ... musician: french horn
Andrew Kotatko ... music supervisor
Jackey Mishra ... music / musical director
Graeme Stewart ... music editor / score engineer / score mixer / score producer
Rose Grayson ... playback singer (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Kathleen Thomas ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Nicola Bailey ... transportation coordinator
Eleanor Lefever ... set dec (uncredited)

Additional Crew

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Geraldine Atlee ... head of legal and business affairs: BBC
Mei Ling Au ... assistant production coordinator
Matt Boughton ... assistant: Iain Canning
Victoria Boult ... production assistant
Katherine Bridle ... head of film development: See-Saw Films
Harriet Burdon ... production runner
Monica Chan ... assistant: Kirsten Dunst (as Monica Cheuk Kwan Chan)
Scott Chiplin ... assistant: Benedict Cumberbatch
Zoe Sua Cho ... producers assistant: USA (as Zoe Cho)
Shelagh Conley ... consulting producer
Emily Cook ... production coordinator: See-Saw Films
Clement Dunn ... production legals
Deborah Eastwood ... post production accountant
Joy Ellison ... dialect coach
Linda Fenwick ... production coordinator
Kim Godby ... production staff: Background Wrangler/Driver
Ashleigh Habedank ... production secretary
Rebecca Hardman ... head of legal & business affairs: See-Saw Films
Chris Hearn ... production executive: see-saw films
Pam Hislop ... production coordinator
Sam Joly ... head of marketing and publicity: See-Saw Films (as Samantha Joly)
Stephanie Kung ... accountant: See-Saw Films
Cindy Laraway ... clearance administrator
Romani Lawson ... cast driver: cowhands
Peter Long ... title design
Toni Mager ... director assistant
Tom Marriott ... development executive: BrightStar
Andrew Marshall ... producer's assistant
Steven McKinnon ... financial controller
Jim McLarty ... dialect coach: New Zealand
Rachael McMahon ... clearance coordinator
André Mengele ... dog trainer
Georgie Morgan ... assistant production coordinator
Ngametua Paitai ... production runner
Griz Pomirska ... director assistant (as Grizyna Pomirska)
Jean-Louis Rodrigue ... movement coach
Barry Sechos ... corporate director: See-Saw Films
Olivia Shanks ... production coordinator
Joe Sisto ... production counsel
Claire Van Beek ... director assistant
Karla Wallace ... production coordinator
Layla Zhang ... financial controller: See-Saw Films
Jarl Devine ... Transport Coordinator (uncredited)

Thanks

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Sean Berney ... acknowledgement
Will Brewster ... acknowledgement
Eddie Campbell ... dedicatee (as Eddie Campbell - Stan)
Anna Campion ... acknowledgement
Judith Campion ... acknowledgement
Caroline Derpienski ... special thanks
Steven Eddy ... the producers wish to thank
Alice Englert ... acknowledgement
Sue Falconer ... thanks: Bonspeil Station - Poolburn
Bill Fiala ... acknowledgement
Jack Fisk ... acknowledgement
Sydner Gardiner ... thanks: Walls Road Studio
Kim Gillingham ... thanks to
Liz Gutierrez ... acknowledgement
Bryan Haas ... special thanks
Bryan Hass ... acknowledgement
Calvin Hochstrat ... acknowledgement
Kathy Hochstrat ... acknowledgement
Mark Huddleston ... thanks
Pauline Huddleston ... thanks: Matakanui Store
Caroline Hutchison ... acknowledgement
Paula Jalfon ... acknowledgement
Ivana Lombardi ... acknowledgement
Toni Mager ... acknowledgement
Alastair McKnight ... thanks: Braeside Station Oturehua
Graeme McKnight ... thanks: Braeside Station - Oturehua
Peter Meyer ... acknowledgement
Kelvin Middleton ... thanks
Philippa Mossman ... thanks
Emily Murray ... thanks: Glenmore Station - Lake Tekapo
Will Murray ... thanks: Glenmore Station - Lake Tekapo
Rusty Nevill ... thanks: Bonspeil Station - Poolburn
Lisa Nishimura ... acknowledgement
Callum Patterson ... thanks: Ida Valley Station - Poolburn
Michelle Pearce ... developed with the assistance of: Michelle Pearce
Philippa Pope ... thanks: Braeside Station Oturehua
Annie Proulx ... acknowledgement
Ben Purvis ... thanks: Cluden Station - Lindis Valley
Kate Richter ... acknowledgement
Randy Rieman ... acknowledgement
Stephen L. Saltzman ... acknowledgement (as Stephen Saltzman)
Leanne Saunders ... acknowledgement
Annabelle Sheehan ... thanks
Caroline Sherman ... acknowledgement
Patrick R. Siembieda ... acknowledgement (as Patrick Siembieda)
Chloe Smith ... acknowledgement
Grahame Sydney ... acknowledgement
Ben Townley-Canning ... acknowledgement
Sarah Umbach ... thanks
Henry Van Ash ... acknowledgement
Alan Weltzien ... acknowledgement
Allison Whitmer ... acknowledgement: Montana Film Commission

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Severe, pale-eyed, handsome, Phil Burbank is brutally beguiling. All of Phil's romance, power and fragility is trapped in the past and in the land: He can castrate a bull calf with two swift slashes of his knife; he swims naked in the river, smearing his body with mud. He is a cowboy as raw as his hides. The year is 1925. The Burbank brothers are wealthy ranchers in Montana. At the Red Mill restaurant on their way to market, the brothers meet Rose, the widowed proprietress, and her impressionable son Peter. Phil behaves so cruelly he drives them both to tears, revelling in their hurt and rousing his fellow cowhands to laughter - all except his brother George, who comforts Rose then returns to marry her. As Phil swings between fury and cunning, his taunting of Rose takes an eerie form - he hovers at the edges of her vision, whistling a tune she can no longer play. His mockery of her son is more overt, amplified by the cheering of Phil's cowhand disciples. Then Phil appears to take the boy under his wing. Is this latest gesture a softening that leaves Phil exposed, or a plot twisting further into menace? Written by Netflix

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Also Known As
  • Le pouvoir du chien (Canada, French title)
  • El poder del perro (United States, Spanish title)
  • قوّة الكلب (Egypt, English title)
  • El poder del perro (Spain)
  • Šuns galia (Lithuania)
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Runtime
  • 126 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Kirsten Dunst worked very hard to learn the piano piece she plays on-screen. She had originally mastered two musical pieces, but one was cut from the final release, much to her chagrin. See more »
Goofs Peter uses a hula hoop to burn off some of his anger. The modern hula hoop, however, was introduced in 1958. While Native Americans use hoops in traditional dances these are used in very different ways to the modern hula hoop. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Faster than your First Time Reviews 2 - Best and Worst of TIFF 2021 (2021). See more »
Soundtracks Katy Did See more »
Quotes [first lines]
Peter Gordon: When my father passed, I wanted nothing more than my mother's happiness. For what kind of man would I be if I did not help my mother? If I did not save her?
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