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The Beguiled (2017)

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The unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls school in Virginia during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal.

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Sofia Coppola

Writers:

Sofia Coppola (screenplay by), Thomas Cullinan (based on the novel by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Colin Farrell ... Corporal McBurney
Nicole Kidman ... Miss Martha
Kirsten Dunst ... Edwina
Elle Fanning ... Alicia
Oona Laurence ... Amy
Angourie Rice ... Jane
Addison Riecke ... Marie
Emma Howard ... Emily
Wayne Pére ... Captain (as Wayne Pere)
Matt Story ... Confederate Soldier
Joel Albin Joel Albin ... Cavalry Man
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Storyline

Three years into the American Civil War, in 1864, the dilapidated mansion of Miss Martha Farnsworth's Seminary for Young Ladies is still running, occupied by the matriarch, a teacher and five students in Spanish moss-draped Virginia. However, when a young student stumbles upon Corporal John McBurney, a wounded Union deserter on the verge of death, the already frail balance of things will be disrupted, as the hesitant headmistress decides to take him in to heal from his injury. Little by little, as the unwelcome guest arouses an uneasy sexual excitation among the women of the secluded boarding school, it is not before long that they will find themselves competing for the alluring man's favour. Undoubtedly, this handsome devil is a manipulator, nevertheless, will the ladies stay forever beguiled by his charm? Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Innocent, until betrayed.

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

30 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Beguiled See more »

Filming Locations:

Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$229,292, 25 June 2017

Gross USA:

$10,709,995

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,397,655
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Sofia Coppola teamed with production designer Anne Ross for the fifth time and with costume designer Stacey Battat for the fourth time. Anne Ross was the one who suggested Sofia Coppola to check out the novel for a potential adaptation. See more »

Goofs

Corporal McBurney sets about sharpening a tool on a whetstone wheel in the garden during his rehabilitation. However, he spins the wheel towards himself as he begins to get it going. This is incorrect. The wheel should be spun away from the user, so that the tool "skims" over the surface, and doesn't have a chance of digging into the wheel and jamming the tool into the user. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Amy: [finding some mushrooms] Here you go.
John McBurney: [sitting wounded by a tree] Shh. Are you frightened?
Amy: No. Yes.
John McBurney: Uh, so am I.
Amy: Can you move at all?
John McBurney: Uh... Uh, I'll try, if there's some place to go.
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Connections

Featured in The Beguiled: A Southern Style (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Aura Lea
Music by George R. Poulton
Lyrics by W.W. Fosdick (as William Whiteman Fosdick)
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Interesting To Look At
19 May 2018 | by daoldigesSee all my reviews

This film does have a distinct visual appeal to it, as well as overall solid performances. However, the underlying tension that Coppola I think was going for doesn't really materialize. Instead the viewer is left with feelings of frustration because we know what we're supposed to be feeling, or what we think we should, but the director just can't make it happen. In part this is due to her going for style in place of substance, when these need not be mutually exclusive.


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