Charlie Says (2019)
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Charlie Says (2019)

Genre
Crime, Drama, Biography
Release Date
May 17, 2019
Studio
IFC Films
Official Site
http://www.ifcfilms.com/films/charlie-says
Genre
Crime, Drama, Biography
Release Date
May 17, 2019
MPAA Rating
-
Duration
104 minute(s)
Production Budget
-
Studio
IFC Films
Official Site
http://www.ifcfilms.com/films/charlie-says
Director
Mary Harron
Producer
Cindi Rice, Jeremy M. Rosen, John Frank Rosenblum, Dana Guerin, Jeremy Rosen
Screenwriter
Guinevere Turner
Starring
  • Suki Waterhouse as Rachael
  • Matt Smith as Curious Onlooker
  • Hannah Murray
  • Chace Crawford as Matthew Williams/Mark Halloran
  • Sosie Bacon
  • Marianne Rendon
  • Odessa Young
  • Kaylie Carter
  • Merritt Wever
  • Cameron Gellman
  • Annabeth Gish

Years after the shocking murders that made the name Charles Manson synonymous with pure evil, the three women who killed for him—Leslie Van Houten (Hannah Murray), Patricia Krenwinkel (Sosie Bacon), and Susan Atkins (Marianne Rendon)--remain under the spell of the infamous cult leader (Matt Smith).

Confined to an isolated cellblock in a California penitentiary, the trio seem destined to live out the rest of their lives under the delusion that their crimes were part of a cosmic plan—until empathetic graduate student Karlene Faith (Merritt Wever) is enlisted to rehabilitate them. Convinced the prisoners are not the inhuman monsters the world believes them to be, Karlene begins the arduous process of breaking down the psychological barriers erected by Manson. But are the women ready to confront the horror of what they did? Boundary pushing auteur Mary Harron (American Psycho, I Shot Andy Warhol) presents a provocative new perspective on one of the most notorious crimes of the 20th century.