Film - International Independents Filmfest 2018


Directed by Nicolas Pesce


Director: Nicolas Pesce
Section: International Independents
Country: USA
Year: 2017
Language: English
Version: Original version
Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Christopher Abbott, Laia Costa
18+ (no age rating)



A young father, afflicted by strange, murderous urges, can only just stop short of killing his own baby. Desperately in need of a substitute gratification, the psychopath comes up with a detailed plan. A prostitute he meets in a hotel room shall be his victim while his wife believes he's on a business trip. Too bad that the call girl doesn't want to play the part thought up for her. Loosely based on a novel by Ryƫ Murakami, which also inspired Takashi Miike's piercing thriller AUDITION.

Meet the director


Nicolas Pesce

Nicolas Pesce was born in New York City in 1990. After graduating from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, he directed more than 30 music videos for such artists as Snoop Dogg, The Black Keys, and Afrika Bambaataa. He developed an animated series to which Malcolm McDowell, J. K. Simons, and Colin Quinn contributed. At FILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2017, he presented his first feature-length film, THE EYES OF MY MOTHER.


Screenplay: Nicolas Pesce
Original Material: Ryu Murakami
Director of Photography: Zack Galler
Film Editor: Sofia Subercaseaux
Production Designer: Alan Lampert
Costume Design: Whitney Anne Adams
Producer: Antonio Campos, Josh Mond, Jacob Wasserman, Schuyler Weiss
Production Company: Borderline Films
Co-Producer: Brighton McCloskey, Cahrles Miller
World Sales: Memento Films International