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Rami as Clark

Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
Written by: Paul Thomas Anderson
Produced by: JoAnne Sellar, Daniel Lupi, Paul Thomas Anderson
Production year: 2011
Original release: September 14, 2012 (USA)
Running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Other cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams
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Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix) is a troubled, boozy drifter struggling with the trauma of World War II and whatever inner demons ruled his life before that. On a fateful night in 1950, Freddie boards a passing boat and meets Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman), the charismatic leader of a religious movement called the Cause. Freddie tries hard to adhere to Dodd’s weird teachings and forms a close bond with his mentor, even as other members of Dodd’s inner circle see him as a threat.