Piercing

Piercing

A young businessman who recently became a father decides to release his urge to kill his newborn baby in the cradle by murdering a call girl. But when he invites her in the luxurious suite he has rented for the occasion, he comes to realize that he has fallen into the trap of an S&M game, where the victim and the perpetrator constantly switch roles. Α piercing, clinical, poignant look to the vicious circle of sex and death drives that inhabit every love affair; at the same time, a stylish, kinky black comedy about the infinite loneliness of people in futuristic metropoles, which is only exorcized through pain.
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Direction: Nicolas Pesce
Script: Nicolas Pesce, based on the novel by Ryû Murakami
Cinematography: Zachary Galler
Editing: Sofía Subercaseaux
Sound: Michael Kurihara, Daniel Sheppard
Music: Randall Poster
Actors: Christopher Abbott, Mia Wasikowska, Laia Costa, Marin Ireland, Maria Dizzia, Wendell Pierce
Production: Borderline Films
Producer/Producers: Josh Mond, Antonio Campos, Schuyler Weiss, Jacob Wasserman
Co-producer/Co-producers: Charles Miller, Brighton McCloskey
Art Direction: Alan Lampert
Costumes: Whitney Adams
Executive producer: Sean Durkin, Max Born, Avi Stern, Emilie Georges, Naima Abed, Nicholas Kaiser, Al Di, Phil Hoelting
Make Up: Mike Marino
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: USA
Production Year: 2018
Duration: 81΄
World Sales: Memento Films International, sales@memento-films.com
Awards/Distinctions: Imaging the Future Award & International Critic's Award-Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (2018)

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