Benedict Cumberbatch is creepy in Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog teaser

Whistling like Mr. the Cursed, he meticulously prepares his crime.

Hailing from Montana, brothers Phil (Benedict Cumberbatch) and George Burbank (Jesse Plemons) are diametrically opposed. As well as Phil is refined, brilliant and cruel – so much is George phlegmatic, meticulous and benevolent. The two of them run the biggest ranch in the Montana Valley. A region, far from the galloping modernity of the twentieth century, where men still assume their virility and where we revere the figure of Bronco Henry, the greatest cowboy Phil has ever met. When George secretly marries Rose (Kirsten Dunst), a young widow, Phil, drunk with anger, decides to annihilate her. He then seeks to reach Rose by using his son Peter (Kodi Smit-McPhee), a sensitive and effeminate boy, as a pawn in his sadistic and merciless strategy …

The first trailer of the Dog power, the new film by Jane campion, lives up to its synopsis, presenting the character played by Benedict Cumberbatch as a sadistic, calculating being, who takes the time to prepare his crime. We do not know precisely how he intends to attack the young man he has chosen as prey, so the slightest element becomes worrying: cutting fabric, sealing a horse, pulling on a rope … All punctuated by a heady whistle, reminiscent of Mr. the Cursed, the terrifying killer of Fritz Lang’s classic, who couldn’t help but whistle as soon as he spotted a victim. Faced with the sweetness of Kirsten Dunst and Jessie Plemons, really a couple in life, the actor of Doctor Strange and of Sherlock changes register and seems determined to scare us! The Power of the Dog will be unveiled very soon as part of the Venice Film Festival, before being released on Netflix on December 1.

Jane Campion will receive the Lumière Award 2021

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