From Oscar-winning writer and director Jane Campion ("The Piano," "Bright Star") comes "The Power of the Dog," a "a haunting psychological drama that boasts a career-best performance from Benedict Cumberbatch." (Daily Mirror)
Severe, pale-eyed, handsome, Phil Burbank (Cumberbatch) is brutally beguiling, a cowboy as raw as his hides. The year is 1925. The Burbank brothers are wealthy ranchers in Montana. At the Red Mill restaurant on their way to market, the brothers meet Rose, the widowed proprietress, and her impressionable son Peter. Phil behaves so cruelly he drives them both to tears—but his brother George not only comforts Rose, but returns to marry her.
As Phil swings between fury and cunning, his taunting of the pair becomes overwhelming, until he appears to take the boy under his wing. Is this latest gesture a change of heart? Or a plot twisting further into menace?