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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Harry
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Kate
Stephen Eric McIntyre ...
Phil (as Stephen McIntyre)
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Agent Lawrence
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Ed (as Eugene M. Davis)
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Diner Cop
Jacqueline Ramel ...
Claire
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Ellen
Amanda Ooms ...
Prostitute
Liv Corfixen ...
Hotel Waitress
Frank Adamson ...
Adamson
Spencer Duncanson ...
Man
Dan K. Toth ...
Hotel Clerk
Jeffrey R. Lawrence ...
Sergeant Frank
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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.

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Rated PG-13 for intense thematic material | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

4 April 2003 (Denmark)  »

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$6,600,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Nicolas Winding Refn's film company (Jang Go Star) went bankrupt after the box office failure of this film. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Harry: Unit 14 here. I got a white, middle-aged male, he just took a cardigan and slipped it into his bag. Area A-91, over.
Control Room Guard: Copy. Got the suspect on camera. Over.
Harry: Stay on him, here I go...
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The closing credits appear on footage from CCTV security tapes. See more »

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Referenced in Tusind former for frygt (2003) See more »

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very enjoyable.
12 April 2004 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

critics and the media are always obsessed with novelty. if it doesn't bring something new to the table, then the hell with it. with this attitude, films like "fear x" fall by the wayside, but i'd like to speak in its favor.

if you're going to copy someone, copy the best. this movie is told using a vocabulary pioneered by other directors, namely david lynch and particularly stanley kubrick. this leads many to dismiss it as unoriginal.

while it may not invent a cinematic language all its own, i think it certainly uses some existing techniques to great effect. the resonant emptiness and dread of the overlook hotel from "the shining" is adeptly echoed here in mall parking lots, empty houses and hotel rooms. lynch's knack for making everyday american trappings foreign and scary is taken for a spin, and even an inexplicable trip/voyage sequence a-la kubrick's "2001" turns up.

fantastic camerawork by kubrick veteran larry smith and amazing sound design by the master of ambient noise, brian eno, make for an unusually polished cinematic experience.

the story line is admittedly a bit weak for all the cinematic devices around it, but with a movie this enjoyable and consistently intriguing, who cares?


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