“He’s just a man, only a man,” Kirsten Dunst whispers within the teaser for The Energy of the Canine, out on Netflix December 1. When Benedict Cumberbatch’s Phil Burbank, a crafty rancher extra harmful than he lets on, cruelly drives Dunst’s Rose and her son Peter (Kodi Smit-McPhee) to tears, she wants simply as a lot consolation. Enter his wealthy brother George (Jesse Plemons, Dunst’s real-life pardner), who secretly marries the widow, sadly bringing Phil even nearer. Set in 1925 Montana, the teaser suffocates with nervousness even on the open plains. Phil’s thoughts video games begin with whistling a tune he is aware of Rose can not play. (No, that’s not the Jurassic Park theme music he’s trying to compose.) Then, his mockery of Peter seems to show to mentorship. However from the best way Rose yells after them as they trip off, it appears her mom’s instinct is saying one thing else. Written and directed by Academy Award winner Jane Campion in her first characteristic movie in over a decade, the film is customized from the Thomas Savage novel of the identical identify. It additionally marks Campion’s first time working with a lead who suffers from being a m-m-man. Not less than there’s Kirsten Dunst’s palpable feminine vitality from years of working with Sofia Coppola. Watch The Energy of the Canine teaser above and manifest extra firsts: an Oscar nomination for Dunst and a Greatest Director win for Campion.

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