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Nocturnal Animals

  • Drama
  • 2016
  • Tom Ford
  • 111 mins
  • 15

Summary

An art gallery owner is tormented by the violent thriller penned by ex-husband. Tom Ford's psychological thriller, starring Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Shannon.

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Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

With his follow-up to A Single Man fashion designer-turned-director created one of the most brutal, intelligent and nerve-jangling movies of the last decade. Based on Austin Wright's 1993 novel Tony and Susan, it is effectively two films in one, as bored art gallery owner Susan (Amy Adams) takes delivery of the debut novel - also called Nocturnal Animals - by her ex, Edward (Jake Gyllenhaal). As Susan reads, Ford takes us into her mind, imagining Edward as the story's hero: a mild-mannered, bookish husband who is forced into the role of avenging vigilante after his wife and daughter are kidnapped. Unusually for a film with two timelines, both are gripping, but in very different ways; when the fictional story plays out to its shocking end, Ford has us on tenterhooks to discover its real-world implications and, in particular, what's in store for Susan.

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Credits

Cast

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Susan MorrowAmy Adams
Tony Hastings / Edward SheffieldJake Gyllenhaal
Bobby AndesMichael Shannon
Ray MarcusAaron Johnson
Laura HastingsIsla Fisher
India HastingsEllie Bamber
Hutton MorrowArmie Hammer
Anne SuttonLaura Linney
AlessiaAndrea Riseborough
CarlosMichael Sheen
Samantha MorrowIndia Salvor Menuez
AlexZawe Ashton
Samantha Van HelsingKristin Bauer
Lieutenant GravesGraham Beckel
Sage RossJena Malone
TV woman voice 1Evie Pree
TV woman voice 2Beth Ditto

Crew

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DirectorTom Ford

Details

Theatrical distributor
Universal
Released on
2016-11-04
Language
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing, nudity.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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