Panic Room (2002)

Director: David Fincher Run Time: 111 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2002

Starring: Dwight Yoakam, Forest Whitaker, Jared Leto, Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart

Country: United States
Language: English


Spend this February with Fincher and four of his iconic thrillers, Se7en (1995)The Game (1997), Panic Room (2002), and Zodiac (2007).


About the film:

Trapped in their New York brownstone’s panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her young daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders – Burnham, Raoul and Junior – during a brutal home invasion. But the room itself is the focal point because what the intruders really want is inside it.

About the filmmaker:

Though known for his intricate psychological thrillers, Fincher evolved his filmmaking style crafting music videos. His films have received forty Academy Award nominations, including Best Director for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), The Social Network (2010) and Mank (2020). His other projects include cult classic Fight Club (1999), Palme d’Or nominated Zodiac (2007), the critically acclaimed Gone Girl (2014), and the Netflix series Mindhunter.

Ranking his feature filmography in 2017, IndieWire explored why Fincher’s filmmaking earned him a reputation as “the next Kubrick.” Read more here.

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