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"Lizzie" is a film released in 2018 that tells a fictionalized account of the infamous Lizzie Borden case. Directed by Craig William Macneill, the movie is a psychological thriller based on the events surrounding the murder of Lizzie's father and stepmother in 1892. The story explores the strained relationship between Lizzie and her strict, controlling father, as well as the influence of the family's maid, Bridget Sullivan.

In the film, Lizzie Borden, played by Chloë Sevigny, is depicted as a young woman trapped in a repressive and oppressive household. She forms a close bond with Bridget, portrayed by Kristen Stewart, leading to a romantic relationship between the two. As tensions rise within the family, Lizzie and Bridget conspire to escape their dire circumstances, ultimately culminating in a shocking act of violence.

"Lizzie" delves into themes of gender inequality, abuse, and societal constraints. It offers a fresh perspective on the infamous Borden murders, exploring the psychological motivations and suppressed desires of the characters involved. The film received praise for its atmospheric cinematography, powerful performances, and its attempt to provide a nuanced portrayal of Lizzie Borden's life and the factors that may have contributed to the tragic events.

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Bianca Neethling

When I'm not writing about movies and series, I spend most of my time traveling the world and catching my favorite West End shows. My life is also full of interesting books and I'm addicted to cooking. I believe that words can change the world, and I use them to inspire my readers.

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