Straw Dogs (1972)

Sam Peckinpah’s controversial thriller, about an American couple who move to a Cornish village and set off a tragic chain of events.

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  • The Siege of Trencher's Farm Working
  • The Straw Dogs Working
  • Sam Peckinpah's Straw Dogs Alternative

Introduction

A small village in Cornwall is the setting for Peckinpah’s controversial thriller, starring Hoffman and George as a young couple struggling to fit in with some unwelcome locals. Seen as both pro- and anti-violence by different viewers over the years, it remains a compelling and disturbing film that continues to provoke debate today.

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