Somewhere along the mid-19th century American East Coast frontier, two neighboring couples battle hardship and isolation, witnessed by a splendid yet testing landscape, challenging them both physically and psychologically.


Mona Fastvold


Ron Hansen (screenplay by), Jim Shepard (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Katherine Waterston ... Abigail
Casey Affleck ... Dyer
Vanessa Kirby ... Tallie
Christopher Abbott ... Finney
Karina Ziana Gherasim ... Nellie (as Karina Gherasim)
Ioachim Ciobanu ... Widow Weldon's Son (as Kim Ciobanu)
Daniel Blumberg ... Tinker
Andreea Vasile ... Mother
Liana Navrot Liana Navrot ... Widow Weldon
Sandra Personnic-House ... Mrs. Nottoway (as Sandra J House)
James Longshore ... Man #1


In upstate New York in the 1850s, Abigail begins a new year on the rural farm where she lives with her husband Dyer. As Abigail considers the year to come through her journal entries, we experience the marked contrast between her deliberate, stoic manner and her unraveling complex emotions. Spring arrives and Abigail meets Tallie, an emotionally frank and arrestingly beautiful newcomer renting a neighboring farm with her husband, Finney. The two strike up a tentative relationship, filling a void in their lives which neither knew existed. Written by La Biennale

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Rated R for some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Jesse Plemons was originally cast but dropped out and was replaced by Christopher Abbott. See more »


When Dyer meets Tallie for the first time he greets her by saying "hello". But hello did not become a greeting like that until the late 19th century when Alexander Graham Bell popularized it as a telephone greeting. In the mid 19th century, "hello" was mainly used as an exclamation or to draw attention to something. The proper greeting in the 1850s would have been "good day". See more »


Abigail: Tuesday, January 1st, 1856. With little pride and less hope, we begin the new year.
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The World to Come
Written & Performed by Daniel Blumberg and Josephine Foster
Published by Wise Music Group/Fire Songs
Courtesy of Node Records
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External manifestation of the internal

Positive and negative are surprisingly combined in this film. Yes, I would change the music completely and add a little movement, and would not wait until the very last minute to throw everything out there, and yet there is something in this picture. Perhaps this is a contradiction. Perhaps an understatement. Or maybe you just need to use your imagination. If this is the secret, then by revealing it we will understand why Christianity and Christ differ so much.

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Release Date:

2 March 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The World to Come See more »

Filming Locations:

Bucharest, Romania See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$50,384, 14 February 2021

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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