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The Master
dir. Paul Thomas Anderson / USA 2012 / 137’


Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Laura Dern, Jesse Plemons


69. Festiwal Filmowy w Wenecji/ 69. Venice Film Festiwal: Nagroda FIPRESCI/ FIPRESCI Prize - Paul Thomas Anderson, Srebrny Lew Dla Najlepszego Reżysera/ Silver Lion for Best Director, Coppa Volpi dla Najlepszego Aktora/ Best Actor Joaquin Phoenix Philip Seymour Hoffman

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A “film about the beginning of Scientology,” crowed the headlines, but the movie claims no direct connection to the movement. After a five-year hiatus, director Paul Thomas Anderson returns to examine the interdependencies among followers of a charismatic cult guru in a nostalgia-filled and critical work about the ambivalence straining American society in the post World War II years.

The war and booze-scarred sailor Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix) meets charismatic guru Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman) whose Cause attracts the solicitous Quell. The setup offers a rich canvas to examine the evolution of this relationship and is the film’s dramatic axis, made superb by the electrically intense but nuanced on-screen interplay between the seemingly forgotten Phoenix and perennially superlative Hoffman, leaving audiences percolating with intensity.



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