Posted by Bunky Bunk at Sunday, November 18, 2012 9 Comments
Synopsis : Based on the 1980 eponymous film by William Lustig, Maniac follows Frank Zito (Elijah Wood), a mentally disturbed man living with his mother. When she dies, this lonely individual starts a killing spree, murdering innocent young women by scalping them. But when he meets and befriends Anna (Nora Arnezeder), an artist opening an art exhibit, he struggles to find what he really wants from her : a new trophy or love.
Directed by : Franck Khalfoun (P2).
Written by : Alexandre Aja and Grégory Levasseur, who both worked on Furia, Entre chiens et loups, the very good Haute Tension, The Hills Have Eyes, Mirrors, Piranha, and C.A Rosenberg.
Music by : Rob (Belle Épine, Jimmy Rivière, the excellent Radiostars, the upcoming Populaire).
- Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Sin City, the FX series Wilfred).
- Nora Arnezeder (Faubourg 36, Safe House, the Arte series Xanadu, Ce que le jour doit à la nuit).
- America Olivo.
- Liane Balaban (Supernatural, Alphas).
Release date : It premièred at Cannes on May 26, 2012. It will be released in theaters on January 2, 2013 in France, the following day in Germany, and I'm sure very soon in many other countries.
Now, are you as interested in this film as I am? I can identify with the main character so I think it's a film for me. What about you? Express yourself in the comments!
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