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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 »
Awards:
1 win & 5 nominations See more »
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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)

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 | Germany:16 | 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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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Fear X, 8 September 2008
Author: alexx668

Fear X is a psychological-thriller that focuses mostly on atmosphere. Harry, a security guard, tries to discover the true circumstances surrounding the murder of his wife. He also sees visions, that act as psychic pointers of sorts.

Very well directed, Fear X has some of the eerie ambiance of the films of Atom Egoyan, a bit of the distorted wonderland feel of the films of David Lynch, and some of the enigma of Antonioni's Blow Up. What is lacking is the meaning cultivated in the works of the afore-mentioned directors. There simply isn't much meaning apart from the rather simplistic notion that Harry should get on with his life.

This doesn't mean that there aren't interesting themes floating around the film. They just aren't explored thoroughly. One theme is the constant monitoring, which is then magnified and abstracted to a point of paranoia. As a security guard, Harry monitors the shopping mall he works in. His co-worker friend also monitors the place via multiple cameras, from which then he gets the tapes and hands them to Harry. At home, Harry obsessively watches the tapes assembling an abstract mosaic of suspects and motives.

Another theme is the mystique lying beneath what seems an ordinary everyday-life existence: the investigation by the police seemingly carrying some secret meaning, the prostitution ring in the hotel, Lieutenant Peter Northrup operating in a secret society of sorts etc. Sadly, the metaphysical aspects in the ending are obscure and unclear, but Harry seems to be moving on with his life (if he's not dead, which again is not clear).

In general, the atmosphere makes up for the anemic meaning.

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