Piercing trailer: Mia Wasikowska is playing games with Christopher Abbott's mind

American filmmaker Nicolas Pesce announced himself in style with the release of The Eyes of My Mother back in 2016, a film that was far more global in tone and style than you'd usually expect from a indie debut from the US. Pesce returns (in colour this time) with Piercing, which has largely been reviewed well on the festival circuit throughout the course of the year. Judging by the trailer all is not what it seems and it goes a little batshit crazy by the end. Take a look at the trailer for Piercing above to see for yourself.

Reed (Christopher Abbott) is going on a business trip. He kisses his wife and infant son goodbye, but in lieu of a suitcase filled with clothes, he’s packed a toothbrush and a murder kit. Everything is meticulously planned: check into a hotel and kill an unsuspecting victim. Only then will he rid himself of his devious impulses and continue to be a good husband and father.

But Reed gets more than he bargained for with Jackie (Mia Wasikowska), an alluring call girl who arrives at his room. First, they relax and get in the mood, but when there’s an unexpected disruption, the balance of control begins to sway back and forth between the two. Is he seeing things? Who’s playing whom? Before the night is over, a feverish nightmare will unfold, and Reed and Jackie will seal their bond in blood.

Pesce directs a script based on Ryū Murakami's novel of the same name, with Laia Costa, Maria Dizza, Wendell Pierce, and Martin Ireland in support.

Piercing gets a US release in select theatres and on digital platforms on February 1st 2019. We're not sure just yet if it will reach the UK.


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