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KUBRICK: 20 YEARS ON

Eyes Wide Shut

Directed by
Stanley Kubrick

Our Kubrick: 20 Years On series kicks off with the director’s perpetually underrated swan song, a troubling and erotic thriller like no other.

“Above all a masterpiece of sustained tone, a tightrope act that pays off in rich and unexpected ways.” – The AV Club

After Dr. Bill Hartford’s (Tom Cruise) wife, Alice (Nicole Kidman), admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met, Bill becomes obsessed with having a sexual encounter. He discovers an underground sexual group and attends one of their meetings — and quickly discovers that he is in over his head.

“A riveting, thematically probing, richly atmospheric and just occasionally troublesome work, a deeply inquisitive consideration of the extent of trust and mutual knowledge possible between a man and a woman.” – Variety

USA / UK
1999
154
minutes
• Rated
R

Starring
Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Sydney Pollack