Sofia Coppola became the second woman to win Cannes’ top directing prize with this vengeful melodrama of an all-female boarding school in the American South during the Civil War that suddenly explodes with sexual tension when a man appears in the inhabitants’ midst.
Headmistress Martha Farnsworth (Nicole Kidman) is dismayed when her youngest student reports that she has found an injured Union soldier in the woods, but along with her fellow teacher Edwina (Kirsten Dunst) decides to do the Christian thing and nurse him back to health. Corporal John McBurney (Colin Farrell) immediately arrests the attention of the female household, who are all taken by his virility and the fact that he is essentially helpless at their tender mercies. Precocious Alicia (Elle Fanning) is particularly drawn to John, and as the women begin to compete among themselves for his attention, the soldier may have found himself in a situation far more dangerous than any battlefield.
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