The Power Of The Dog | 2021

Directed by: Jane Campion

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Main Plot

Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife and her son, Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.


  • Benedict Cumberbatch's character plays a manipulative ranch owner who clashes with his brother's new wife and disrupts their lives. Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Kirsten Dunst's character in The Power of the Dog plays a pivotal role in challenging the dynamics within the family. Kirsten Dunst
  • Jesse Plemons plays George Burbank, a rancher caught in a complex relationship between his brother and a widow. Jesse Plemons

Ending Explained

In the ending of "The Power of the Dog," directed by Jane Campion, Phil confronts his repressed desires and reveals his vulnerability to Rose. George's death brings the truth to light, leading Phil to mourn and reflect on his actions. He is left grappling with the consequences of his toxic masculinity, while Rose finds solace in her newfound freedom. The film ends with a glimmer of hope as Phil begins to question his own identity and the power dynamics that have governed his life.

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Jane Campion Benedict Cumberbatch Kirsten Dunst Jesse Plemons