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Movie Review: Sound Of My Voice
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Sound of My Voice
Directed by: Zal Batmanglij
Written by: Brit Marling, Zal Batmanglij
Starring: Christopher Denham, Nicole Vicius, Brit Marling, Richard Wharton
Distributed by: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Release Date: May 25, 2012

“Somewhere in the valley, there is a woman living in a basement. She’s actually amassing followers. these people believe that she will actually lead them to salvation, or whatever. And yes, she’s dangerous – but we have to see this thing through. All the way.”

Sound of My Voice is a suspenseful, mesmerizing work by first-time feature director Zal Batmanglij.

The film follows Los Angeles journalist Peter (Christopher Denham) and his girlfriend Lorna (Nicole Vicius) as they attempt to infiltrate a cult in hopes of exposing its leader as a charlatan.

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