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

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 ... 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 destroy her own.

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No Body is Safe


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Cronenberg has said there are several deleted scenes, as well as behind the scenes featurettes, that will be available for the home video release of the film. A director's commentary track may be added but has not yet been recorded as of the theatrical release in October 2020. See more »

Goofs

When John Parse is being mutilated, his skin in the close-up shots of the wounds on his face looks completely different than it does in the rest of the scene. Mainly, it has a different color and is much smoother. See more »

Quotes

Tasya Vos: Pull me out.
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Alternate Versions

Possessor exists as a cut US R rated version and an uncut MPA Unrated Version titled Possessor Uncut. The producers were keen to differentiate between the two versions and the 'Uncut' tag is an official re-titling of the film. UK releases are the Uncut Version and are 18 rated. See more »


Soundtracks

In the Dark
Written by Maddy Wilde, Kurt Marble, and Mike Pereira
Performed by Rapport
Courtesy of Arbutus Records
By arrangement with Terrorbird Media
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Visually good, but..
17 July 2020 | by fadlanaminSee all my reviews

... that's pretty much it. It just looks good. Well, the acting is alright too, i guess. The pacing is way too slow, literally 2/3 could've been cut into a 12 minutes run time. Though the concept is nice, they didn't able to make an interesting plot (if even there's any plot at all). The "weird imagery" and "violent" that sole purpose to make it edgy-artsy, didn't work. It ended up boring and dull.


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Canada | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$252,664, 4 October 2020

Gross USA:

$752,885

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$910,809
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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