Following

Following

Following

  With several years of delay, now is finally the promising debut of a great talent, directed their way into the cinemas, the successor to the movies Memento and Insomnia caused quite a stir in – the question is by Christopher Nolan. Before this will be this summer will see for the first time with the nominee blockbuster Batman Begins, Flax film shows the beginnings of this cinematic cinematic wunderkind. Following his debut film dates from 1998 and is incurred under some hazardous conditions and on a shoestring budget. And yet we have already noted here clearly the later championship – including the preference for the non-linear storytelling, a twist, drove the Nolan later memento to some championship.

Bill (Jeremy Theobald) is a bored pseudo-writer, who knows with himself and his miserable existence so start anything. From frustration or curiosity, or maybe just to fill their own emptiness, he begins to strangers, unknown, replicate, monitor them and publish as much about her life – a private investigator without a mandate, without meaning and purpose. At the beginning of this passion he speaks in a still to collect the material as studies for a planned novel, but the surveillance is increasingly becoming an obsession. One day, however, he gets to the wrong people, or rather to the right person: For Cobb (Alex Haw) is a professional burglar, and now Bill has in his exploring one shrewd companion who shares with him the passion for the intimate secrets of others .

Cobb proves to be a good teacher who teaches his pupil to read the possessions of his “victims” and to interpret. And the two begin to leave traces at the crime scenes, which signal the Annex so afflicted, that someone was here. But then Bill becomes interested in too much of the private affairs of an attractive blonde, which turns out to be a fatal mistake …

as Memento, Following so is a tricky, sneaky neo-noir thriller, which the admissions for a long time remains a presence, an appeal to his own paranoia, because what would happen if one would be a victim of such an intrusion, so you ask yourself involuntarily. We bet that you look after your own home and the so-called privacy of others, suspicious eyes. Additional confusion arises from the deliberate and clever manipulation that ansatzlos time and between different levels of narration and forth herspringt, which increases the confusion in the almost incalculable. Cool black and white images and the masterful use of hand-held camera to turn the no-budget film is a nasty little masterpiece and the first taste of a director from whom you hope that he was not too succumbed to the lure of the mainstream.

Title: Following Country of production: United Kingdom Year of production: 1998 Length: 70 (Min) of material: (# ) Flax Film

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