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Swallow (2019)

R | | Drama, Thriller | 5 June 2020 (USA)
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Hunter, a newly pregnant housewife, finds herself increasingly compelled to consume dangerous objects. As her husband and his family tighten their control over her life, she must confront the dark secret behind her new obsession.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Haley Bennett ... Hunter Conrad
Austin Stowell ... Richie Conrad
Denis O'Hare ... Erwin
Elizabeth Marvel ... Katherine Conrad
David Rasche ... Michael Conrad
Luna Lauren Velez ... Lucy
Zabryna Guevara ... Alice
Laith Nakli ... Luay
Babak Tafti ... Aaron
Nicole Kang ... Bev
Olivia Perez ... Nim
Kristi Kirk Kristi Kirk ... Lillian
Alyssa Bresnahan ... Jill
Maya Days ... Dr. Santos (as Laura Dias)
Elise Santora ... Dr. Reyes


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 Nick Riganas

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Rated R for language, some sexuality and disturbing behavior | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


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 »


Katherine Conrad: Are you happy, or are you pretending to be happy?
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Featured in Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: Swallow (2020) See more »


September Fields
written and performed by Frazey Ford
from the 2014 album "Indian Ocean"
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Original, Absorbing & Easily Consumed...
27 April 2020 | by XstalSee all my reviews

Originality within the bounds of reality is a rare achievement in film or cinema these days. Haley Bennett leaves us under no illusion of the psychological strain her past and present circumstances have had and are having on her. Tormented in so many ways as so many people are in these confusing, evolving and ever changing times - our hunter gatherer minds can find all that's thrown their way a little tricky to wash down, but there are ways to compensate.

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Release Date:

5 June 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (as Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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