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Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Max von Sydow, Michelle Williams
Shutter Island is a psychological thriller adapted from a novel by Dennis Lehane.
Within the film, Shutter Island is the name of the location of a correctional facility where maniacs are subjected to unique ‘treatments’ by Dr. Cawley (Ben Kingsley) and his loyal staff of physicians, nurses and heavily armed corrections officers. The year is 1954 and US Marshals Teddy Daniels (DiCaprio) and Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo) are assigned to visit a remote psychiatric ward in Shutter Island to investigate the disappearance of an inmate Rachel Solando, who vanished from her cell despite heavy security cover. Rachel is mentally imbalanced and was sent to the island after being convicted of the murder of her three children. While attempting to bring her in, Teddy is also hatching his own plans to figure out the identity of the murderer of his wife who Teddy lost during arson. Dr. Cawley shows total disregard for what Teddy wants, as he’s also trying to conceal the facility's brain research intended to fight Communism.
Teddy and Chuck get no answers to their questions from either the staff or the patients. Soon the two realize the mess they’ve stumbled into and just when the two are about to enter deeper into the chasms of the island, Teddy starts having fantastical dreams as Dr. Cawley force-feeds him ‘Aspirin’. He faces hallucinatory dreams of his dead wife Dolores (Michelle Williams), which unravel themselves in creepy fashion. Teddy now begins to realise that he might be detained on the island as an inmate. In his final attempt at escaping the island, Teddy finally faces the truth.
Though seemingly complex at the outset, the keen observers will figure out the mystery if they are able to spot the hidden symbols and watch the performances closely. The photography and cinematography are magnificent and so are the sellout performances by DiCaprio and Kingsley.
- By Verus Ferreira