The Master is a 2012 psychological drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. The movie features Joaquin Phoenix as Freddie Quell, a World War II veteran struggling with post-war trauma and alcoholism, who becomes entangled with Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman), the charismatic leader of a philosophical movement known as "The Cause." Dodd takes him under his wing, leading to a complex relationship that oscillates between friendship and discipleship. Both Phoenix and Hoffman deliver powerhouse performances in this visually stunning, thought-provoking film.
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