What is 'Master Gardener' about? Plot of Joel Edgerton crime thriller explained
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: At first glance, news of an upcoming film centered on a horticulturist may appear unremarkable. However, the involvement of Paul Schrader, a distinguished Academy Award-nominated writer and director, in the film 'Master Gardener' elevates its significance to a whole new level.
Paul Schrader is an accomplished writer and director who has contributed to some of the most celebrated films in the history of cinema, such as 'Taxi Driver' and 'The Last Temptation of Christ.'
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What is the plot of 'Master Gardener'?
Under the direction of Academy Award nominee Paul Schrader and based on his original screenplay, 'Master Gardener' unfolds the tale of Narvel Roth (played by award-winner Joel Edgerton), a meticulous horticulturist at the stunning Gracewood Gardens. He is completely devoted to maintaining the beautiful and historic estate's immaculate grounds and serving his wealthy employer, Mrs Haverhill, without any reservations. However, when Mrs Haverhill tasks him with mentoring her wayward great-niece Maya (Quintessa Swindell), Narvel's routine existence is thrown into chaos. The arrival of Maya unlocks Narvel's violent past, long buried, and threatens to unravel it all.
'Master Gardener', which was screened at some film festivals in 2022, received a positive response similar to previous movies directed by Paul Schrader. The movie is currently set to premiere in theaters on May 19, 2023.
The trailer for 'Master Gardener' captures the essence of a Paul Schrader film, initially starting serenely and gradually delving deeper into the unsettling and distressing aspects of the story. Catch a glimpse of the official trailer below