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Alice (Emily Beecham) is a dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing new species. She has engineered a very special crimson flower, remarkable not only for its beauty but also for its therapeutic value: if kept at the ideal temperature, fed properly and spoken to regularly, this plant makes its owner happy. Against company policy, Alice takes one home as a gift for her teenage son Joe. They christen it ‘Little Joe’ - but as it grows, so too does Alice’s suspicion that her new creations may not be as harmless as their nickname suggests...

Characteristically imaginative in its script, camerawork, design and use of Teiji Ito’s music, Jessica Hausner’s movie is a model of expressive precision, speaking volumes about the psychological and social dynamics of the workplace, family, parenthood and gender relations, making for a profoundly disquieting but compelling feature.

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