A History of Violence (2005)

Dir. David Cronenberg

An adaptation of the 90s graphic novel of the same name, the film stars Viggo Mortensen as the owner of a small-town diner who is thrust into the spotlight after confronting and killing two robbers in self-defence, an action that has huge implications for both himself and his family. The maverick Cronenberg won’t please everyone with his heightened scenes of violence but the film is a potent and complex character study.

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