The Master

The Master

About The Master

The Master is a 2012 American drama film written, directed, and co-produced by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Amy Adams. It tells the story of Freddie Quell (Phoenix), a World War II veteran struggling to adjust to a post-war society who meets Lancaster Dodd (Hoffman), a leader of a religious movement known as 'The Cause,' who sees something in Quell and accepts him into the movement. Freddie takes a liking to 'The Cause' and begins traveling with Dodd along the East Coast to spread the teachings.