138 minutes

In 1954, a US marshal and his newly assigned partner head to a psychiatric hospital for criminals in the remote Shutter Island, off Boston, to investigate the disappearance of an inmate – but once there they find nothing is quite what it looks like. Mindbending gothic horror thriller shot as a disquietingly paranoid all-star upscale “giallo” where style and substance are so intrincately entwined as to be almost inseparable; its deliberate throwback to 1950s and 1960s shockers divided fans of the director, but presentation and production values are all-around impeccable.

Paramount Pictures presents a Phoenix Pictures production, in association with Sikelia Productions and Appian Way.
Starring Leonardo di Caprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, Jackie Earle Haley, Ted Levine, John Carroll Lynch; and Max von Sydow.
Directed by Martin Scorsese; produced by Mike Medavoy, Arnold W. Messer, Bradley J. Fischer, Mr. Scorsese; screenplay by Laeta Kalogridis, from the novel Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane; director of photography (colour, widescreen), Robert Richardson; production designer, Dante Ferretti; costume designer, Sandy Powell; film editor, Thelma Schoonmaker; visual effects supervisor, Rob Legato.
Screened: Berlin Film Festival advance press screening, Broadway A (Berlin), February 12th 2010.


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