Se7en (1995)

Director: David Fincher Run Time: 128 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1995

Starring: Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Spacey, Morgan Freeman

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).


“A buddy-cop thriller recast as Dante’s sojourn in Hell, this graphic, allusion-littered film stands the conventions of the genre on end—along with the viewer’s hair”

—Rita Kempley, Washington Post

About the film:

David Fincher’s second feature film, this intricate thriller was nominated for Best Film Editing at the 68th Academy Awards, and screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker earned a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the “seven deadly sins” in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. Sommerset researches each sin in an effort to get inside the killer’s mind, while his novice partner, Mills, scoffs at his efforts to unravel the case.

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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