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Fear X -- When his wife is killed in a seemingly random incident Harry, prompted by mysterious visions, journeys to discover the true circumstances surrounding her murder.
Fear X -- 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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Release Date:
4 April 2003 (Denmark) See more »
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The Past Can Never Be Rewound
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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Was there an ending? Was there a plot? Pretentious effects makes my wife prefer bed. See more (68 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

John Turturro ... Harry

Deborah Kara Unger ... Kate
Stephen Eric McIntyre ... Phil (as Stephen McIntyre)

William Allen Young ... Agent Lawrence

Gene Davis ... Ed (as Eugene M. Davis)

Mark Houghton ... Diner Cop
Jacqueline Ramel ... Claire

James Remar ... Peter

Nadia Litz ... Ellen
Amanda Ooms ... Prostitute
Liv Corfixen ... Hotel Waitress
Frank Adamson ... Adamson
Spencer Duncanson ... Man
Dan K. Toth ... Hotel Clerk
Jeffrey R. Lawrence ... Sergeant Frank
Thane Chartrand ... Agent Wolfson
Garfield Williams ... Guard
Victor Cowie ... Bill Craven
Susan Kelso ... Mrs. Craven
Robert Huculak ... Roger
Sharon Bajer ... Sally
John Bluethner ... Steadman
Gerry Caplap ... Steve
Brock MacGregor ... Quinn
Megan Basaraba ... Amy
Kekoa Charlot ... Directory Voice (voice)
Fradley Garner ... Radio Voice (voice)
Jennifer Lynn Keef ... Department of Tourism Voice (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cory Cassidy ... Officer (uncredited)

Chad Panting ... Reporter (uncredited)
Warren Louis Wiltshire ... Cop (uncredited)

Jon Ted Wynne ... Man at Ceremony (uncredited)
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Directed by
Nicolas Winding Refn 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hubert Selby Jr.  writer
Nicolas Winding Refn  writer

Produced by
Johnny Andersen .... line producer
Donald C. Archbold .... executive producer
Joseph Newton Cohen .... executive producer (as Joseph Cohen)
Henrik Danstrup .... producer
Aaron Kim Johnston .... co-producer
Gary Phillips .... executive producer
Kenneth D. Plummer .... executive producer
Rupert Preston .... co-producer
Nadia Redler .... executive producer
Mark Vennis .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Brian Eno 
Dean Landon 
J. Peter Schwalm 
 
Cinematography by
Larry Smith 
 
Film Editing by
Anne Østerud 
 
Casting by
Carrie Hilton 
Penny Perry 
 
Production Design by
Peter De Neergaard 
 
Art Direction by
Morten Isbrand 
Réjean Labrie 
 
Set Decoration by
Stephen Arndt 
 
Costume Design by
Darena Snowe 
 
Makeup Department
Louise Bruun .... hair stylist: Denmark
Louise Bruun .... makeup artist: Denmark
Lori Caputi .... hair stylist
Jennifer Machnee .... first assistant makeup artist
Doug Morrow .... key makeup artist
Pina Robinson .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Dave Mahoney .... unit production manager
Deborah Bayer Marlow .... production manager: Denmark
Torben Raun .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Megan Basaraba .... third assistant director
Charles Crossin .... second assistant director
Jairo Murray .... second assistant director: Denmark
Ronaldo Nacionales .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Charlotte Bech .... prop assistant: Denmark
Ryan Berzuk .... assistant property master
Lloyd Brandson .... key scenic artist
Eileen Gano .... art department coordinator
Jason Gibbs .... lead dresser
Karsten Holst .... property master: Denmark
Robb Paraskevopoulos .... set decorating crew
Gord Peterson .... graphics artist
Bill Sinosich .... head carpenter
Brian Smith .... construction coordinator
Laura Souter .... art department coordinator
Larry Spittle .... property master
Eva Stengade .... scenic painter: Denmark
Taavo Sults .... scenic carpenter
 
Sound Department
Jovan Ajder .... sound editor
Kasper Val Bjerregård Larsen .... dialogue editor (as Søren Bjerregaard-Ryan)
Kasper Val Bjerregård Larsen .... sound re-recording mixer (as Søren Bjerregaard-Ryan)
Majka Bjørnager .... foley editor
Craig Butters .... sound editor
Jens Bønding .... production sound mixer
Mikkel Groos .... boom operator: Denmark
Stan Mak .... boom operator
Gadou Naudin .... foley artist
Peter Schultz .... foley recordist
Peter Schultz .... sound designer
Mark Kenna .... consultant: Dolby film sound (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Morten Balling .... visual effects set supervisor
Lars Bjørn Hansen .... Flame artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Anders Frithiof August .... clapper loader
Tony Bear Ruksys .... dolly grip
Thomas Bekker .... best boy electric: Denmark
Ryan Beresford .... lamp operator
Craig Bloor .... focus puller
Neil Cervin .... camera operator
John Durica .... daily electrician
David Giesbrecht .... still photographer
Joao Holowka .... best boy electric
Joao Holowka .... gaffer
Rolf Konow .... still photographer: Denmark
Jacob Marlow .... gaffer: Denmark
Jim McNulty .... generator operator
Thomas Menzer .... lighting technician: Denmark
Jens Bo Poulsen .... lighting technician: Denmark
Daniel Quesnel .... assistant camera
Peter Topsøe-Jensen .... focus puller: second unit (as Peter Topsøe)
Shauna Townley .... assistant camera
Nicole Wiwchar .... second assistant camera
Jacob Østergaard .... lighting technician: Denmark
 
Casting Department
Kathy Driscoll .... casting: Winnipeg (as Kathleen Driscoll)
Jennifer Koenig .... casting assistant: Winnipeg
Lori Stefaniuk .... extras casting
Olle Westholm .... casting: Sweden
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sussie Bjørnvad .... costumer: Denmark (as Susie Bjørnvad)
Paula Dunfield .... costume set supervisor
Karen Kristalovich .... costume truck supervisor
Guy Mastaler .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Jette Bjørkmann .... negative cutter
Michael Frank Nielsen .... color timer
Kaspar Astrup Schröder .... assistant editor
Trevor White .... colorist: dailies
Mette Zeruneith .... additional editor: Denmark
 
Transportation Department
Brian 'Shaky' Johnson .... transportation captain
Glen Kerr .... driver: honeywagon
Dave Perich .... daily driver
Jim Stevenson .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Sedsel Andersen .... continuity
Sedsel Andersen .... script supervisor
Julie Anderson .... first assistant accountant
Carrie Arsenault .... key craft service
Jim Bach .... video coordinator
Filippa Borg .... production assistant: Denmark
Dave Brown .... firearms safety coordinator
Milt Bruchanski .... assistant location manager
Lorraine Clements .... assistant location manager
Victor Dobchuk .... location manager
Adeline Elias .... production accountant
Sheree Fondeur .... production assistant (as Sheree Betker)
Claude Forest .... insurance broker
Randy Guest .... production assistant
Leif Axel Kjeldsen .... title sequence editor: Denmark
Vince Krochak .... production assistant
Scott Layton .... assistant production coordinator
Tamara Mauthe .... production coordinator
Basil McKinley .... avid technical support
Alanna Mills .... script supervisor
David Porter .... chef
Bob Stewart .... clearance coordinator
Helle Stübner .... production coordinator: Denmanrk
Cliff Sumter .... body double
Oliver Winding .... script consultant
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for intense thematic material
Runtime:
USA:91 min (Sundance Film Festival)
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Certification:
Australia:M | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Canada:G (Québec) | Finland:K-11 | France:U | Iceland:12 | Netherlands:12 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12A | USA:PG-13

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Trivia:
Hubert Selby Jr. wrote all of the dialog.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Transformers (2007)See more »

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6 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Was there an ending? Was there a plot? Pretentious effects makes my wife prefer bed., 1 September 2007
Author: tigercat99 from Sweden

Some stylish photo. Some good acting. I'll give it that much. A script not very interested in other parts than the main character – and then only to let you know he's obsessed, not to let you know him.

The plot in itself may be clever -- I've read some of the other comments, references to other work seem plentiful -- or maybe it's just not clever at all and not complete. It doesn't say a thing. The pace is slow enough to give you plenty of time to try to figure out what's coming, ie figure out the plot. And if you do some figuring, you want an answer at the end. You don't get one. Lot's of threads left loose at the end. As if someone wrote a 3 hour script, then cut it down to 1,5.

Or rather, to 1 hour. And filled the rest up by repeating some pretentious, simple out of plot thriller effects. They made my wife stop watching and go to bed, with a bored sigh. It could have been an OK low-key movie without this pret stuff and a bit more plot. Makes you think they couldn't come up with an end, "so let's make it incomprehensible instead".

Some other comment says the movie requires you watch it a couple of times. Why should you?

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