When his wife is killed in a seemingly random incident Harry (Turturro), prompted by mysterious visions, journeys to discover the true circumstances surrounding her murder. –IMDb
Nicolas Winding Refn was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1970. He moved with his parents at the age of 10 to New York, returning to Copenhagen at 17. After graduating from high school, Refn attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, but found the environment unbearable and was quickly expelled. Back in Denmark he was accepted by the Danish Film School but dropped out one month prior to the start of term. Having caught a short film by Refn on an obscure cable TV, a Danish producer offered him 3.2 million Danish kroner to turn the short into a feature. Thus at the age of 24, Refn found himself writing and directing his remarkable, hyper violent and uncompromising feature film debut: Pusher.
Pusher became a cult phenomenon and won Refn instant international critical acclaim. This spurred him to push the boundaries of his filmmaking further: the result was the close-to-the-edge, highly stylized and intricately gritty Bleeder, which premiered… read more
Secondo me il Refn meno bello, nonostante sia un film riuscito nel suo essere visionario (fino a consumarsi in un finale lynchiano ma forse troppo "facile"), e goda della solita benedizione tecnica del regista danese, non ha la potenza degli altri film di Refn. Turturro è sempre bravissimo, e questo personaggio folle ricorda un po' quello di Barton Fink dei Cohen.
Selby Jr. and Winding Refn make such a haunting, mysterious mix! John Turturro probably gives the most understated performance you'll see in a thriller and Brain Eno complements the image with his soundscapes quite well. What does it all mean, probably nothing. Maybe that's the point to all murder.
Interesting coincidence; Turturo starring in this movie about a security guard obsessed with investigating the murder of his wife in a parking garage just a year before he took on the role of the brother… read review
“Fear X is a film that crawls just beneath your flesh that is both compelling and frustrating… read review