Fight Club – 1999 – English
Film directed in 1999 by David Fincher, and starring Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf, Jared Leto, Van Quattro, Markus Redmond, Michael Girardin, Rachel Singer, Eion Bailey, David Lee Smith, Zach Grenier, Richmond Arquette, David Andrews, George Maguire, Eugenie Bondurant, Christina Cabot, Sydney ‘Big Dawg’ Colston, Tim De Zarn, Christie Cronenweth, Ezra Buzzington, Dierdre Downing-Jackson, Bob Stephenson, Charlie Dell, Rob Lanza, Holt McCallany, Joel Bissonnette…
Synopsis: A young man tired of his gray and monotonous life struggles with insomnia. On a plane trip he meets a charismatic soap salesman who holds a very particular theory: perfectionism is a thing of weak people; only self-destruction makes life worth living. The two then decide to found a secret fighting club, where they can vent their frustrations and anger, which will be overwhelmingly successful.
Review: David Fincher (“Alien 3”, “Seven”) continued his climb to the Olympus of cult directors – with his personal, attractive and modern style – delivering a controversial and violent film about disillusioned guys and illegal fighters; a nihilist hymn to nonconformity that was all the rage among the youngest while his original script (with a dangerous message) was reviled by critics. Soap and dynamite aside, “Fight Club” is a key film in American cinema at the end of the century, accused of being gimmicky when precisely that is its purpose (perhaps its only purpose), which had a legion of followers and excellent results box office. Adults with demonizing prejudices of Tarantino-type violence, abstain.