Explore Shutter Island with Leonardo DiCaprio starting April 14

Leonardo DiCaprio plays a war veteran named Teddy Daniels in the upcoming action-thriller Shutter Island. It will be screened in Philippine cinemas starting April 14, 2010.

From Oscar®-winning director Martin Scorsese, and based on the best-selling thriller by Dennis Lehane, comes Shutter Island. This movie is a tale of haunting mystery and psychological suspense that unfolds entirely on a fortress-like island housing a hospital for the criminally insane. Shutter Island will be in Metro Manila cinemas starting Wednesday, April 14. It is released and distributed by United International Pictures thru Solar Entertainment Corp.

SYNOPSIS. The year is 1954, at the height of the Cold War, when U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (three-time Academy Award® nominee Leonardo DiCaprio) and his new partner Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo) are summoned to Shutter Island to investigate the implausible disappearance of a brilliant multiple murderess from a locked room within the impenetrable Ashecliffe Hospital. Surrounded by probing psychiatrists and dangerously psychopathic patients on the remote, windswept isle, they arrive into an eerie, volatile atmosphere that suggests nothing is quite what it seems. Leonardo DiCaprio said he was faced with his most challenging role yet in the new gothic thriller Shutter Island .


The Martin Scorsese-directed movie sees 35-year-old Leonardo DiCaprio play Teddy Daniels, a hard-bitten war veteran who arrives at a fortress-like island housing a hospital for the criminally insane. He is investigating the disappearance of a killer, but during the dark mystery he becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of riddles, fearing he is reaching the limits of his own sanity.

DiCaprio told a press conference in London he needs to "switch off" outside work in order to survive such demanding roles.

"By sheer necessity to survive the film-making process I do switch off when I go home because if I don’t, especially in roles as demanding as this... Look, ultimately I’m challenged by these types of characters. This is the most challenging one to date for me. Physically yes but emotionally more so."

He described the story, which also stars Sir Ben Kingsley, as "a complex jigsaw puzzle."


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