A man, a plan, an ice pick.
Reed (Christopher Abbott) kisses his wife and baby goodbye, seemingly headed away on business. But instead of clothes, he’s packed a murder kit. He’s planned everything meticulously: he’ll check into a hotel, call an escort service, and kill an unsuspecting prostitute. Only then will he rid himself of his murderous urges. But Reed’s plan could not account for Jackie (Mia Wasikowska), the alluring and mysterious call girl who arrives at his room. When an unexpected incident occurs, Reed and Jackie find themselves in a pulsating game of cat-and-mouse. Has he been found out? Is this all just some strange game? Or are they falling in love? As the night progresses, Reed starts to lose control. Before the night is over, a feverish nightmare will unfold, and the pair will seal their bond in blood.
A bold S&M comedy with a hollow sting, Piercing is the sophomore feature from Nicolas Pesce, the writer/director of festival favourite ‘The Eyes Of My Mother’. The film is based on the novel by Ryû Murakami, author of ‘Audition’ on which the Takashi Miike film was based.
Don’t miss our Piercing special event screening followed by a Q&A with actress Mia Wasikowska (Crimson Peak, Alice In Wonderland, Jane Eyre, Maps To The Stars) hosted by Simon Foster (Screen-Space) on Thursday 10 January.
If you can’t attend our special Q&A screening with Mia, catch one of our two limited sessions, Friday 11 January and Saturday 12 January.
Friday 11 January 2019 from 6.45pm to 8.30pm
Saturday 12 January 2019 from 6.45pm to 8.30pm
Club Dendy Adult: $16.00