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2013 "A Master of Possession. A Crime of Obsession"
7.8| 2h4m| R| en
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Virgil Oldman is a world renowned antiques expert and auctioneer. An eccentric genius, he leads a solitary life, going to extreme lengths to keep his distance from the messiness of human relationships. When appointed by the beautiful but emotionally damaged Claire to oversee the valuation and sale of her family’s priceless art collection, Virgil allows himself to form an attachment to her – and soon he is engulfed by a passion which will rock his bland existence to the core.

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Hellen I like the storyline of this show,it attract me so much
Chirphymium It's entirely possible that sending the audience out feeling lousy was intentional
Erica Derrick By the time the dramatic fireworks start popping off, each one feels earned.
Maleeha Vincent It's funny, it's tense, it features two great performances from two actors and the director expertly creates a web of odd tension where you actually don't know what is happening for the majority of the run time.
vbemail-social I watched it twice to make sure I didn't miss anything from the first time. It was a little slow in the beginning, but make sure you stay on it. I like movies with a twist in the end. Very well done!! I highly recommend.
lakeplacid I saw this movie a long time ago and saw it again on cable just yesterday. I'm just a simple movie goer and enjoyer, among all these connoisseurs. I can only say that I loved this movie in all its glory and flaws, I do not stop to ponder and consider every single detail cause I do not work for the Academy and I ignore all the technicalities that go into making a film. But this film went deep into my soul and moved me.
Nada Ahmed This isn't a movie about mind-blowing plot twists or head-scratching mysteries. Those elements are there but subtly. It was genius how the director got the audience so intrigued and interested not in what would happen next, but more about how do characters feel like, their development and depth.The story is of Mr. Oldman the prestigious cold world-famous art-expert. Who isn't the biggest fan of human relationships, only taking pleasure in his still antique portraits. But this slowly unfolds very interestingly, and not in a cliché expected manner.What truly impressed me, is the third act with its major surprise; is that there was zero interest in the walk-through of how it all worked out up until this point, your usual go-to technique to explain a plot twist, instead, only the surprise was stated and instead focusing on the psychological aftermath of the protagonist which perfectly goes in tune with the atmosphere of the movie which is a deep look into the psych of a malcontent old man.
Reno Rangan Written and directed by one of the famous Italian filmmaker, Giuseppe Tornatore. An English language film, Geoffrey Rush in the lead. It was about an aging art and antique auctioneer, Virgil. The story reveals his final days in his professional field where he meets a young woman who pursued him for her inherited antiques to put on auction. The woman is very mysterious, because of her medical condition and how they both become so close despite their initial meetings were disastrous is the remaining film to tell us with a twist in the final.It was an awesome storytelling. The screenplay was the top notch and the matching background score. Especially when the story ends and credits rolls up, all those memories from the film keeps us fresh with that music. The music won several awards for the film. I liked the story, but towards the end, I kind of predicted almost everything. That did not stop me, so I enjoyed it thoroughly. Particularly the theme of the film, which I think a bit fresh, and I liked the conclusion as well, but I feel it should have been different or more to it. The way it ended might disappoint some people, but still it is very smart.Everybody was good, but it was Geoffrey Rush, who stole the show with his stellar performance. Three years might be a little late, but it's never too late to watch a fine film like this. One of the best suspense films from the recent time, it is a must see, particularly if you are seeking a good entertainment. So I hope you watch it if you're not yet.8/10