'Saltburn' basks in excess and bleak comedy : Pop Culture Happy Hour Saltburn is a provocative and fun thriller. Barry Keoghan plays Oliver, an outcast at Oxford University who befriends one of his popular and posh classmates, Felix (Jacob Elordi). When Felix invites Oliver to spend the summer at his family's lush estate, a twisty game of obsession and manipulation ensues. The film is written and directed by Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman), and it seems safe to say it will leave audiences in heated debate.

'Saltburn' basks in excess and bleak comedy

'Saltburn' basks in excess and bleak comedy

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Barry Keoghan and Archie Madekwe in Saltburn. MGM and Amazon Studios hide caption

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Barry Keoghan and Archie Madekwe in Saltburn.

MGM and Amazon Studios

Saltburn is a provocative and fun thriller. Barry Keoghan plays Oliver, an outcast at Oxford University who befriends one of his popular and posh classmates, Felix (Jacob Elordi). When Felix invites Oliver to spend the summer at his family's lush estate, a twisty game of obsession and manipulation ensues. The film is written and directed by Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman), and it seems safe to say it will leave audiences in heated debate.


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