A Master Builder

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  • NR
  • 2014
  • 2 hr 7 min
  • 5.9  (1,032)
  • 67

A Master Builder is a drama film that was released in 2013 under the direction of Jonathan Demme. The movie is based on a play written by Henrik Ibsen titled "The Master Builder". Wallace Shawn stars as Halvard Solness, a successful architect who is at the peak of his career. However, his personal life is in shambles as he is plagued with guilt and haunted by his past. Julie Hagerty plays Aline, Solness' wife who is desperately trying to reconnect with her husband, but he remains cold and distant.

The story unfolds with Solness receiving a visit from Hilde, played by Lisa Joyce, a young woman who he had a brief encounter with a decade ago. Hilde is obsessed with Solness, and her arrival threatens to unravel his carefully constructed life.

As the story progresses, it becomes clear that Solness' success is built on a foundation of lies and deceit. Demme expertly portrays the psychological turmoil that Solness is going through, and the tension between the characters is palpable.

Larry Pine plays Dr. Herdal, a family friend who is trusted by both Solness and his wife. Dr. Herdal is caught in the middle of the couple's struggles and is forced to confront the harsh realities of their situation.

The film is set in a stunning Norwegian landscape that provides the perfect backdrop for the characters' internal struggles. The beautiful scenery contrasts with the dark themes explored in the film, creating an eerie and unsettling atmosphere.

A Master Builder is a slow-burning drama that builds towards a gripping climax. The performances from the cast are outstanding, with Wallace Shawn in particular delivering a nuanced and powerful portrayal of a man on the brink of collapse.

Overall, A Master Builder is a thought-provoking exploration of the complexities of the human condition. Demme's direction is masterful, and the film is a beautiful, haunting, and memorable experience.

A Master Builder is a 2014 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 7 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9 and a MetaScore of 67.

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