A FILM BY: David Fincher
WRITTEN BY: Andrew Kevin Walker
STARRING: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow

Serial Killer Sundays Feature | A Part of Music Box of Horrors: Dawn of the Drive-In Presented by Shudder 

When a killer begins a string of gruesome, fiendishly inventive murders based on the seven deadly sins, world-weary cop William Somerset (Morgan Freeman) gets assigned to the case. He also gets a new partner, hot-headed young detective David Mills (Brad Pitt). And soon, Somerset comes to fear that he and his mismatched partner are not solving the crime—they’re serving as an audience for this biblically minded murderer's bloody "masterpiece." David Fincher's intricate thriller is one of most influential Hollywood films of the ‘90s, not only for its serial-killer-as-genius conceit, but also for its stunning visual aesthetic: rendering the film's unnamed metropolis as a stygian cesspool awash in grime, filth, and a constant rain that never cleanses, Fincher and cinematographer Darius Khondji create a vision of intense, unrelenting ugliness that is paradoxically breathtaking in its artistry.  [Text Courtesy of TIFF]

Technical Information

Production Year: 1995
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0 mins
Format: Digital