The Beguiled (2017 Film)

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Film Title

The Beguiled

Director

Sofia Coppola

Starring

  • Colin Farrell as Corporal John McBurney
  • Nicole Kidman as Miss Martha Farnsworth
  • Kirsten Dunst as Edwina Morrow
  • Elle Fanning as Alicia
  • Oona Laurence as Amy
  • Angourie Rice as Jane

Previously filmed in 1971, The Beguiled gets a reworking courtesy of Sofia Coppola and its different approach makes it one memorable movie of mounting tension and burgeoning sensuality.

It is 1864, Virginia and the Civil War is in motion. A young girl by the name of Amy from a nearby school for young girls, is out gathering mushrooms for food. She comes across Corporal John McBurney, a badly wounded Union Soldier and deserter. Helping him, Amy brings the unconscious man to her school. Here we meet the stalwart headmistress Miss Martha Farnsworth, vulnerable and melancholy teacher Edwina Morrow, and a few students, including teasing and bored teenager Alicia. There is curiosity among the…

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