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1,986 Ratings


Directed by David Cronenberg
United Kingdom, Canada, 2002
Thriller, Drama


A mentally-disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.

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Critics reviews

The film asks us to piece together what really happened in the past, and even after two viewings I haven’t entirely succeeded, but I was floored by Cronenberg’s mastery of the material. Fiennes gives one of his finest performances; Miranda Richardson, playing at least three characters in the protagonist’s twisted vision, is no less impressive… A lean and densely packed 98 minutes, this minimalist chamber thriller is at once hallucinatory and terrifyingly real.
March 14, 2003
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