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  • Writer's pictureIan Delia

A Thrilling Movie: Killers of the Flower Moon

A Tale of Love, Greed, and Betrayal

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A riveting performance from DiCaprio and De Niro in the upcoming Western crime saga ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’. Centering around the improbable romance of Ernest Burkhart (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Mollie Kyle (Lily Gladstone) and the greed and betrayal of the white people pillaging their land.

Based on a true story, the film unravels the mysterious murders of Osage Nation members. An American Indian tribe who, overnight, transformed into some of the world's wealthiest individuals following the discovery of oil beneath their land.

An Amazing Cast

The film features a stellar ensemble cast, led by Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, and Lily Gladstone. Notable actors such as Jesse Plemons, Tantoo Cardinal, John Lithgow, and Brendan Fraser contribute to the cinematic experience. Marking the sixth collaboration between Scorsese and DiCaprio and the tenth between Scorsese and De Niro. The Western cinematic masterpiece brings to life David Grann's bestselling book in collaboration with the brilliant screenplay by Eric Roth and Martin Scorsese.

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Lilly Gladstone and Leonardo DiCaprio in Killers of the Flower Moon. Photos courtesy of Apple TV+

In the 1920s, the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma became the world's wealthiest per capita after the discovery of oil beneath their land. Living a life of luxury, they faced a sinister turn as mysterious deaths struck their community. As the Osage Indians are killed off, the white men prosper as the benefactor of the land and riches of the American Indian tribe. Osage families began experiencing shootings, bombings, and poisonings marking the start of a series of mysterious tribal deaths.

The highly anticipated film "Killers of the Flower Moon" explores themes of greed, corruption, and racism, as powerful oil executives target the wealthy Osage community for their valuable land rights. Scorsese's meticulous attention to detail and his ability to craft immersive storytelling make him the perfect choice for this deeply layered narrative. With its rich historical backdrop and an incredible creative team behind it, "Killers of the Flower Moon'' is poised to become a modern masterpiece. A cinematic masterpiece that will captivate audiences and spark important conversations about America's dark past.

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Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio in Killers of the Flower Moon. Photos courtesy of Apple TV+

Coming Soon to Theaters and Streaming

The eagerly awaited release is set for theaters in the United States on October 20, 2023, distributed by Apple TV+ under their Apple Original Films label and Paramount Pictures. Coming to theaters in IMAX, and is soon to be streaming on Apple TV+.

5 stars for the captivating cinematography and storytelling of America's history.



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