Killers of the Flower Moon - BFI London Film Festival

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Killers of the Flower Moon Martin Scorsese’s period crime opus charts the complex human relationships at the centre of a grand conspiracy against the Native American Osage Nation. In early 1920s Oklahoma, the discovery of large oil deposits made the Osage Nation incomparably wealthy, and the target of white greed. In his bestselling book, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, David Grann presents a detailed account of the lawmen who uncovered this reign of terror. For the film adaptation, Scorsese and co-writer Eric Roth switch focus to the protagonists of this story, exploring this brutal moment of 20th-century American history through the lives of indigenous woman Mollie (another stunning performance by Lily Gladstone) and her white husband Ernest (a career-best Leonardo DiCaprio) who willingly does the criminal bidding of his nefarious uncle, played with devilish malevolence by Robert De Niro. One of the great chroniclers of American life and an undisputed giant of cinema, Scorsese’s 26th feature is a riveting drama, grand in scope and one of this year’s unmissable big-screen events. Killers of the Flower Moon (Apple TV+) “Killers of the Flower Moon” is an epic western crime saga, where real love crosses paths with unspeakable betrayal. Based on a true story and told through the improbable romance of Ernest Burkhart (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Mollie Kyle (Lily Gladstone), “Killers of the Flower Moon” tracks the suspicious murders of members of the Osage Nation, who became some of the richest people in the world overnight after oil was discovered underneath their land. “Killers of the Flower Moon” also stars Robert De Niro and Jesse Plemons, and is directed by Academy Award winner Martin Scorsese from a screenplay by Eric Roth and Martin Scorsese, based on David Grann’s best-selling book.

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