Rebecca (2020 film)
Rebecca is a 2020 British romantic thriller film directed by Ben Wheatley. It is based on the 1938 novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier. The film stars Lily James, Armie Hammer, Kristin Scott Thomas, Keeley Hawes, Ann Dowd, and Sam Riley.
About Rebecca (2020 film) in brief
Rebecca is a 2020 British romantic thriller film directed by Ben Wheatley. It is based on the 1938 novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier. The film stars Lily James, Armie Hammer, Kristin Scott Thomas, Keeley Hawes, Ann Dowd, and Sam Riley. It was released in select theatres on 16 October 2020, and digitally on Netflix on 21 October 2020. It received mixed reviews from critics. The movie is set at the Manderley estate in Cornwall, England, where the first Mrs. de Winter died in a boating accident the previous year. The housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers, has a deep obsession with the dead woman and tries to convince her to commit suicide by encouraging her to jump from the window. The ship is Rebecca’s and her decomposed body is discovered still on board. Maxim confesses to his wife that his marriage to Rebecca was a sham—rather than loving her, he always hated her.
The subsequent trial shows Rebecca’s boat to have been deliberately sunk to prove her innocence. The two begin working amiably together to run the household, with Mrs. Danvers assisting Mrs. de Winter in reviving the famed tradition of the Mandarley Costume Ball. It ends with Rebecca’s body being found on board the ship, and the investigation into her death being reopened by the police. It also reveals that Rebecca was unreachably charming and beloved, particularly by Maxim, who was especially affected by her death. Despite his confession, Mrs de Winter is relieved to know that Maxim loves her truly and resolves to support him during the investigation. She placed a gun to her chest and told him that the only way to be free of her was to kill her. She then disposed of her body by placing it in her boat and sinking it at sea.