Shutter Island (15)

LEONARDO DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese team up again for SHUTTER ISLAND (15), based on Dennis Lehane s creepy mystery. It is 1954, at the height of the Cold War, and US Marshal Teddy Daniels (DiCaprio) and his new partner Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo) are summ

LEONARDO DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese team up again for SHUTTER ISLAND (15), based on Dennis Lehane's creepy mystery.

It is 1954, at the height of the Cold War, and US Marshal Teddy Daniels (DiCaprio) and his new partner Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo) are summoned to a fortress-like island housing an asylum for the criminally insane.

They must investigate the implausible disappearance of a brilliant multiple murderess from a locked room.

Surrounded by probing psychiatrists and dangerously psychopathic patients on the remote, windswept isle, they arrive into an eerie, volatile atmosphere that suggests nothing is quite what it seems.

With a hurricane bearing down on them, the investigation moves rapidly. Yet, as the storm escalates, the suspicions and mysteries multiply each more thrilling and terrifying than the next.

There are hints and rumours of dark conspiracies, sordid medical experiments, repressive mind control, secret wards, perhaps even a hint of the supernatural.

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It's all very Edgar Allan Poe. Or perhaps Hitchcock.

Teddy begins to sense that the deeper he pursues the investigation, the more he will be forced to confront some of his most profound and devastating fears.

Michelle Williams, Ben Kingsley, Emily Mortimer and Max von Sydow all feature.

Scorsese says: "This is the type of picture I like to watch, the kind of story I like to read."

He adds: "Having worked with Leo on Gangs of New York, The Aviator and The Departed, I thought immediately that he should do this.

"We have a way of working together now and I had faith and trust in him as an artist to achieve the many psychological and emotional states that Teddy has to reach, and to transform throughout.

"Have I seen him do this before? Not to this level, I think. As he gets older, he goes deeper and deeper."

And DiCaprio was pleased to work with the director again, saying: "The one thing I don't think people understand about Scorsese is how much he believes in the actors he hires and how much he depends on them doing their homework before they show up on the set.

"He's a master filmmaker and he knows how to navigate the human mind and portray things about the human condition, but he lets the actors really dictate what he puts up on the screen.

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