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BFI Southbank Guide Oct-Nov 2017

2 F ILMS FOR £ 1 6 32 SAT 28 OCT SUN 12 NOV 17:30 NFT1 20:00 NFT1 B IG THRILL DOUBLE BILLS Double the thrill, twice the excitement TUE 17 OCT SAT 28 OCT 20:25 NFT1 20:20 NFT1 + THE GAME USA 1997. Dir David Fincher. With Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, Deborah Kara Unger. 128min. Digital. 15 On his 48th birthday, wealthy banker Nicolas Van Orton (Douglas) receives an invitation from his estranged brother to play a game that will change his life. Soon after, he finds his business, reputation and safety at risk from the mysterious company that runs the game. Fincher plays upon the yuppie paranoia of the time to create an oppressive thriller. ABo DAVID FINCHER DOUBLE: FIGHT CLUB USA-Germany 1999. Dir David Fincher. With Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Meat Loaf, Helena Bonham Carter. 139min. Digital. 18 Sleep deprived and profoundly bored, a white-collar executive’s (Norton) life gains meaning when he meets Tyler Durden (Pitt), a charming if slightly sociopathic soap maker. Together they set up a recreational fight club for men, which rapidly gains popularity. Based on Chuck Palahniuk’s novel of Gen X ennui and male frustration, Fight Club remains one of the most talked about and influential films of the 90s. ABo See p19 for a Members’ screening of Se7en Our selection of thrilling double bills take us around the world and deep into the trouble psyches of obsessive characters. In Vaya, real-life tales reflect turbulent undercurrents in Johannesburg, while in Wùlu a man tries to help his sister out while placing his own life in danger. If David Fincher pushes his protagonists to the edge of sanity in Se7en and The Game, James Stewart’s obsessive photographer in Rear Window is reflected in Craig Wasson’s voyeur in Brian De Palma’s Hitchcock homage Body Double. And the police procedural thriller reaches its pinnacle in Joon-ho Bong’s Memories of Murder and Akira Kurosawa’s masterly High and Low. book online at bfi.org.uk BIG THRILL DOUBLE BILLS Any 2 films from the double bills, use promo code ‘Doubles’ when booking Members £14 (concessions £12.80) Non-Members £16 (concessions £14.40)


BFI Southbank Guide Oct-Nov 2017
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