Synopsis by Jack Rodgers
In this Civil War drama, a deserter from the Union Army (Colin Farrell) seeks refuge at an all-female boarding school in Virginia, where the ladies compete for his affections while tending to his injuries. His presence at the school slowly poisons the relationships between the various women, who eventually turn on the soldier. Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, Kirsten Dunst, Oona Laurence, and Angourie Rice co-star. Sofia Coppola wrote and directed The Beguiled, which is based on a novel by Thomas Cullinan that was previously adapted into a 1971 film of the same name (with Clint Eastwood in the role played here by Farrell).
AWOL (Absent Without Leave), boarding-school, Civil-War [US], restlessness
High Artistic Quality, High Production Values