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Fear X (2003)

PG-13 | | Thriller | 4 April 2003 (Denmark)
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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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Harry
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Kate
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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
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Claire
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Hotel Waitress
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Adamson
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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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The Past Can Never Be Rewound

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Rated PG-13 for intense thematic material | See all certifications »
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4 April 2003 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Fear X - Im Angesicht der Angst  »

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$6,600,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

As of 2013, it is director Nicolas Winding Refn's only PG-13 rated 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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John Turturro investigates his wife's murder by an unknown assailant
27 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Fear X" is a solid neo-noir psychological picture. It has had decidedly mixed reviews, possibly because of its ambiguities and possibly because it was marketed improperly and raised expectations that it was a Hollywood thriller with lots of action, when in reality it doesn't have much action. The film is meticulously done, a creative effort in all departments, and clearly drawing inspiration from some older films that also involved mysteries that linked to the mental states of the protagonists. In such films, the line between what happens objectively and what a person dreams or imagines subjectively becomes blurred. Information is typically partial and uncertain. The result is ambiguity. Audience confusion is another result if viewers expect everything to be crystal clear. Such films are making the point that reality is by no means as clear and objective as one might think. This film has a number of possible interpretations.

I like the film. The production team clearly achieved a consistent tone of suspense, involving me all the way. The film has artistic integrity. There are no shortcuts here or compromises. Its limitations or imperfections are those of its creators, who went as far as they could in their art, not those of interference from outsiders. John Turturro and James Remar play the main characters, and both do a great job.


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