The Pale Blue Eye | 2022

Directed by: Scott Cooper

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Main Plot

A retired detective is called to investigate a series of murders at West Point Military Academy in the 19th century. He enlists the help of a young cadet to assist in solving the case, which becomes increasingly complex and disturbing as they uncover dark secrets within the prestigious institution. As the detective delves deeper into the investigation, he forms a bond with the cadet and begins to question his own beliefs and morals. The two must navigate through a web of lies, deceit, and betrayal to uncover the truth behind the murders before it's too late. The Pale Blue Eye is a gripping mystery thriller that explores the depths of human nature and the consequences of obsession and ambition.


  • Detective Augustus Landor, a retired detective investigating a series of murders at West Point Military Academy. He is tasked with solving the case alongside a young Edgar Allan Poe.
  • Harry Melling plays the character of Augustus Rank in the film. He is a young cadet at West Point Academy who becomes entangled in a murder investigation led by Edgar Allan Poe.
  • Simon McBurney plays the character of Detective Augustus Landor, who is tasked with solving a murder at West Point Academy and forms an unlikely partnership with a young Edgar Allan Poe.

Ending Explained

In the ending of The Pale Blue Eye, the mystery surrounding the murders at the military academy is finally unraveled. It is revealed that the killer is a disturbed former student seeking revenge for past wrongs. As the investigation comes to a close, the detective is faced with a moral dilemma that challenges his sense of duty and justice. Ultimately, he is forced to make a difficult decision that will have lasting consequences. The film concludes with a sense of closure as the truth is brought to light and justice is served, but also leaves a lingering sense of unease and ambiguity about the choices made along the way.

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Scott Cooper Crime Horror Mystery Christian Bale Harry Melling Simon McBurney