Get ready to be introduced to the next generation of Cronenberg! Director Brandon Cronenberg, son of acclaimed director David Cronenberg, has concocted a nightmarish film that’s imagery will haunt your mind long after you watch the film. Possessor is the love child of Inception and The Exorcist.
The film is an international co-production of the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada, the film stars Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Rossif Sutherland, Tuppence Middleton, Sean Beanand Jennifer Jason Leigh.
The film follows the troubled Tasya Vos (Andrea Riseborough) who is a corporate agent who uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people’s bodies, driving them to commit assassinations for the benefit of the company. While she has a special gift for the work, her experiences on these jobs have caused a dramatic change in her, and in her own life, she struggles to suppress violent memories and urges. As her mental strain intensifies, she begins to lose control, and soon she finds herself trapped in the mind of a man (Christopher Abbott) whose identity threatens to obliterate her own.
The possessor becomes the possessed after Vos takes control of the mind of a man named Colin. Colin’s mind at first is easily corrupted and Vos even makes him brutally murder his fiancé and father in law to be. But the stress of the assassination causes Colin to take back control and now it’s Vos who is trapped in his head. The film then descends into a battle of the minds culminating with Colin taking revenge on Vos’ family.
The ending is a shocking and bloody exclamation point to unnerving film. Brandon is truly his father’s son and makes good on the Cronenberg name.
The story might not always be coherent and probably could have left some scenes on the cutting room floor but the imagery is so disturbing it needs to be seen to be believed.
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