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Piercing (2018)

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A man kisses his wife and baby goodbye and seemingly heads away on business, with a plan to check into a hotel, call an escort service, and kill an unsuspecting prostitute.

Director:

Nicolas Pesce

Writers:

Ryû Murakami (novel), Nicolas Pesce
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Cast

Credited cast:
Christopher Abbott ... Reed
Mia Wasikowska ... Jackie
Laia Costa ... Mona
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Olivia Bond ... Bunny Girl
Maria Dizzia ... Reed's Mother
Marin Ireland ... Chevonne
Dakota Lustick ... Young Reed
Wendell Pierce ... Doctor
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A man kisses his wife and baby goodbye and seemingly heads away on business, with a plan to check into a hotel, call an escort service, and kill an unsuspecting prostitute.

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Practice Doesn't Always Make Perfect


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for aberrant violent and sexual content, nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Piercing See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,752, 3 February 2019

Gross USA:

$15,856

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$149,211
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The yellow phone set in the hotel room is famous design awarded electronic phone set ETA 80, made by Iskra co., Yugoslavia from 1980. See more »

Quotes

Jackie: Can we eat first?
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Connections

Features The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Soneto of Love
Written and Produced by Ze Luis
Arranged by Eumir Deodato
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Pointless
31 January 2019 | by mjsregSee all my reviews

This certainly isn't horrific, and neither is it thrilling as billed.

It is a bland attempt to create some kind of arty suspense film that fails.

The 'story' (for what it is) is just a series of 'things' that happen that have no context or sense with no relation to each other apart from being in the same space.

Going by the end credits this film has a massive crew - for what I have no idea.

In the end, it became tedious and intensely boring to watch.

One to miss.


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