Sound of My Voice

2012-07-18 11:41
 
What it's about:

Peter (Christopher Denham) and Lorna (Nicole Vicius), a couple and documentary filmmaking team, infiltrate a mysterious group led by an enigmatic young woman named Maggie (Brit Marling). Intent on exposing her as a charlatan and freeing the followers from her grip, Peter and Lorna start to question their objective and each other as they unravel the secrets of Maggie's underworld.

As Maggie breaks down the defenses of the group members with a cunning combination of cruelty, empathy and personal magnetism, the line between investigation and indoctrination begins to blur, and Peter and Lorna starts to wonder if there could possibly be any truth to her story.

When the initially skeptical Peter’s devotion to Maggie begins to grow, he is asked to perform an impossible and illegal task for her, and Lorna desperately looks for help in saving him from Maggie’s machinations. 

What the critics thought:

"Brit Marling is a talent with an understated presence. It conveys in this film an insidious conviction: What is her motive, really?"
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"Proves how effectively you can set the mind-bending mood without any special effects, action sequences or spectral rabbits."
- Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com

"The movie explores the basic debate over faith, the idea that we can feel a sense of relief in cynicism realized and turn around and face the horror of our lack of faith in the next moment."
- Mary F. Pols, TIME Magazine

A journalist and his girlfriend get pulled in while they investigate a cult whose leader claims to be from the future.
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