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Adaptation of Stephen King's novella in which a poor farmer murders his wife when he learns of her plan to sell the farm and leave him. More

1922 is based on Stephen King's 131-page story telling of a man’s confession of his wife's murder. The tale is told from the perspective of Wilfred James (Thomas Jane, The Mist, the story's unreliable narrator who admits to killing his wife, Arlette (Molly Parker, TV's Deadwood) with his son in Nebraska. But after he buries her body, he finds himself terrorised by rats and, as his life begins to unravel, becomes convinced his wife is haunting him.

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Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

The story of 1922 – at least for a little while – is about a father and son bonding, with the terrible caveat that they are doing so through a mutual plan to murder their wife/mother. Australian filmmaker Zak Hilditch, adapting a Stephen King novella, renders misogyny as something passed down with chilling ambivalence by pappa, in the manner of a rite of passage – like playing catch in the yard or the throwing a mortarboard in the air during graduation.

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1922 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Netflix.