Brett Easton Ellis’ nihilistic, cocaine-fuelled masterpiece American Psycho is unfortunately still as relevant today as it was in the early 90’s. The novel’s razor-sharp dissection of Trumpworld yuppie consumerism was also an examination of the author’s own loneliness and depression and Harron expertly distills the themes of the egomaniacal ‘masters of the universe’ culture into a clever and often hilarious depiction of vapid male posturing that drives protagonist Patrick Bateman to decompose in spectacular fashion. More like any other, this film represents the current US of A in all its gilded, cannibalistic decay.
Mary Harron Cast:
Christian Bale, Reese Witherspoon, Chloë Sevigny, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas Genre:
Horror, Humor, Thriller Land:
101 minuten Taal:
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In New York City in 1987, a handsome, young urban professional, Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale), lives a second life as a gruesome serial killer by night. The cast is filled by the detective (Willem Dafoe), the fiance (Reese Witherspoon), the mistress (Samantha Mathis), the coworker (Jared Leto), and the secretary (Chloë Sevigny). This is a biting, wry comedy examining the elements that make a man a monster. ▶︎ Other movies in KINO presents: No Man's Land - Ferocious Female Filmmakers