A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by the Cause and its charismatic leader.
THE MASTER is a drama, set in the 1950s, following the tense relationship between the leader of a cult-like organisation and an alcoholic war veteran.
There is infrequent very strong language ('c**t'), used in a crude sexual context, and use of strong language ('f**k') throughout.
Scenes include sexual thrusting, implied masturbation, nudity, and strong verbal sex references.
Paul Thomas Anderson
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Christopher Evan Welch, Patty McCormack, Laura Dern, Amy Adams