- Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Lily Gladstone, Jesse Plemons, Brendan Fraser
- October 20th 2023
- Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese’s latest epic follows the murders of the Osage Nation tribespeople after they find oil on their land.
Martin Scorsese reunites with his regular collaborators Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro for his latest, Killers of the Flower Moon.
The movie, based on the non-fiction book by David Grann, is set in Osage County in Oklahoma in the 1920s. After members of the Osage Nation tribe discover oil on their land, they become very rich and more powerful than their white neighbours. After they start being killed, the FBI sends agent Tom White (Jesse Plemons) to investigate the murders.
Grann’s book focused on White’s investigation, however, Scorsese and his co-writer Eric Roth decided to flip the perspective and centre the story upon wealthy Native American Molly (Lily Gladstone), her husband Ernest Burkhart (DiCaprio) and his uncle Bill Hale (De Niro).
This was the correct decision because an indigenous character should be at the centre of a story about a real spate of killings among their tribe. However, this switch removes the whodunnit narrative...