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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
Swallowing harmful objects is known as a form of "Pica" See more »
Hunter and Richie are engaged and have not yet married, but when Richie's parents present Hunter with the paperwork to commit her to a psychiatric hospital, her last name is given as Conrad - Richie's surname. See more »
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.
Title (Brazil): "Swallow"
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