Saturday, June 21, 2008


Author: George
Location: Atlanta


Directed by: Mike Nichols
Written by: Paul Haggis

Principal Cast:

David Strathairn as Rupert
Cillian Murphy as Brandon
Patrick Wilson as Phillip
Jennifer Connelly as Janet
Frank Langella as Mr. Atwater
Judi Dench as Mrs. Atwater
Robert Downey Jr. as Kenneth

Tagline: "N/A"

Synopsis: Dr. Rupert (Strathairn) gets invited to a party by one of his students named Brandon (Murphy). He goes to the party and finds that another one of his students named Phillip (Wilson) is already there. Then Janet (Connelly) comes to the party looking if her boyfriend David is there yet. He is not and David's brother Kenneth (Downey Jr.) also comes, then David's parents Mr. and Mrs. Atwater (Langella and Dench) come. While still waiting for David they start trying to enjoy themselves at the party. When Brandon starts discussing Rupert's theory on superior and inferior human beings controversy starts and Rupert is getting suspicious of Brandon. Rupert starts to find more clues that lead to one shocking truth. David's body is in the chest they ate on with rope marks around his neck.

What the press would say:

A great film with another prosective on Hitchkock's calssic thriller. A great screenplay about two men who takes Rupert's theory seriously and put it to the test. A grim interpretation on Hitchkock's film.

Nominated for:
Best Picture
Best Actor (Strathairn)
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Sound

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