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Possessor (2020)

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Possessor follows an agent who works for a secretive organization that uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people's bodies - ultimately driving them to commit assassinations for high-paying clients.

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Brandon Cronenberg
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabrielle Graham ... Holly
Hanneke Talbot ... Katherine
Matthew Garlick Matthew Garlick ... Elio
Daniel Park ... Policeman
Andrea Riseborough ... Tasya Vos
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Girder
Hrant Alianak ... Lead Technician
Rachael Crawford ... Dr. Melis
Rossif Sutherland ... Michael Vos
Gage Graham-Arbuthnot ... Ira Vos
Kathy Maloney ... Reporter
Megan Vincent ... Alice
Danny Waugh Danny Waugh ... Patrick
Christopher Abbott ... Colin Tate
Tuppence Middleton ... Ava Parse
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Storyline

Tasya Vos is a corporate agent who uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people's bodies, driving them to commit assassinations for the benefit of the company. While she has a special gift for the work, her experiences on these jobs have caused a dramatic change in her, and in her own life she struggles to suppress violent memories and urges. As her mental strain intensifies, she begins to lose control, and soon she finds herself trapped in the mind of a man whose identity threatens to obliterate her own.

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No Body is Safe


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Rated R for strong bloody disturbing violence, strong sexual content, some graphic nudity, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Brandon Cronenberg said he originally wrote the scene in which Vos has sex with the intention of showing Vos as having a penis, but he subsequently edited the script, knowing some actors would not feel comfortable with it. Upon casting Andrea Riseborough, the two had a conversation during which Riseborough suggested the idea of Vos having male genitalia, which delighted Cronenberg and made him feel like she was reading his mind. The scene was rewritten back to its original form and what is seen on film is what Cronenberg initially envisioned. See more »

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Colin Tate: Just think, one day your wife is cleaning the cat litter and she gets a worm in her, and that worm ends up in her brain. The next thing that happens is she gets an idea in there, too. And it's hard to say whether that idea is really hers or it's just the worm. And it makes her do certain things. Predator things. Eventually, you realize that she isn't the same person anymore. She's not the person that she used to be. It's gotta make you wonder, whether you're really married to her... or married ...
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one of the better horror movies I seen in a while
26 April 2020 | by chrislawukSee all my reviews

Similar in ways to existenz and videodrome themes. Really been missing David Cronenberg as he hasnt made many movies recently, so glad to see his sons taken over. His films are getting much better, this one being my favourite by miles so far. Excellent use of London set, nice camera work and its a real gorefest. It doesnt hold back in that respect, and some of the visual dream sequences were 1st class. Its not a perfect film by any means but has a number of strengths that horror film fans will appreciate.


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UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$252,664, 4 October 2020

Gross USA:

$752,885

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$826,038
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1.78 : 1
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