Nicholas Van Orton is a very wealthy San Francisco banker, but he is an absolute loner, even spending his birthday alone. In the year of his 48th birthday (the age his father committed suicide) his brother Conrad, who has gone long ago and surrendered to addictions of all kinds, suddenly returns and gives Nicholas a card giving him entry to unusual entertainment provided by something called Consumer Recreation Services (CRS). Giving in to curiosity, Nicholas visits CRS and all kinds of weird and bad things start to happen to him.Written by
Among the tests that Nicholas is asked to take when he interviews at CRS is the MMPI. This is the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory which is one of the most commonly used personality tests in mental health. The test is used by trained professionals to assist in identifying personality structure and psychopathology. See more »
When the "news anchor" is speaking to Nicholas through the TV, Nicholas begins to pry apart the TV in order to find the camera, and the man on the TV looks directly to his lower-left, right at where the panel is being broken off. This would only make sense if the camera were mounted on the TV; however, it is shortly revealed that the camera is located across the room from where Nicholas and the TV are located, not mounted on the TV itself. See more »
[when he and Christine wind up in composters]
Dinner for two, please.
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The opening credits shatter in the form of jigsaw puzzle pieces in Reference to the Film's title. See more »
This has to be one of the more interesting psychological thrillers made recently. Just when you think you got ahold of the plot it changes! Playing with "the implicit viewer" this movie has a tendency to constantly surprise and redefine itself in relation to the "expectancy horizon". What a wonderful positive redefinition of "Seven", culminating in a refinement of the human nature and at the same time leaving the viewer with a subtle taste of the "rosicrucian initiation" in the mouth.
Definitly worth a view!
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