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Bare Shoulders Are Dinner Party Conversation in The Beguiled Clip

Bare Shoulders Are Dinner Party Conversation in 'The Beguiled' Clip

The women of the boarding school vie for the attention of a wounded Yankee soldier in this exclusive clip.

This spring Sofia Coppola became the second woman to win the directing prize at the Cannes Film Festival in its 77-year history for her reboot of the 1971 Southern gothic Civil War-era thriller The Beguiled, based on Thomas Cullinan's novel. She's pared her film about women at a boarding school for girls who take in a wounded Yankee soldier down to a crisp 93 minutes, in which the women vie for and repudiate his attention. Nicole Kidman plays the head of the school, Kirsten Dunst a teacher, and Elle Fanning one of the more precocious students, and all fall for the soldier's (Colin Farrell) charms.

In this exclusive clip, the women politely but pointedly quip at one another when Dunst's Miss Edwina arrives at dinner with her shoulders bared, ostensibly to appeal to the soldier who's joined them for the first time at their evening meal.

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