•   Nicolas Pesce
  •   United States
  •   After Dark
  •   Sex and Sexuality, Thriller


“Expertly crafted with jewel-toned cinematography, terrifically sleazy saxophone music, and performances by Abbott and Wasikowska that take turns seizing command” –Variety

Pesce’s gleefully wicked S&M black comedy centers on Reed (Christopher Abbot), a new father looking to channel his homicidal impulses away from his infant daughter. He heads to a hotel, hires an escort (Mia Wasikowska), and then begins to rehearse her murder. But once she arrives, the balance of power shifts. Based on the novel by Ryu Murakami, Piercing’s incredibly dark premise constantly surprises—it might just be taken for a wildly subversive love story.

  •  81 minutes


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