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In the Cut 18 rating

This feminist erotic thriller starring Meg Ryan and Mark Ruffalo adds a frisson of dangerous sex to a murder investigation.

Thriller 2003 119 mins

Director: Jane Campion


Meg Ryan sheds her ‘good girl’ persona in Jane Campion’s boldly sensual adaptation of Susanna Moore’s 1995 novel. Caught up in the investigation of a series of grisly murders in her New York City neighbourhood, Frannie (Ryan) falls hard for Malloy (Ruffalo), a homicide detective and homme fatale. Steamy, anxious, and deeply misunderstood, the film stands apart from the lewd camp that characterises the erotic thriller genre.