THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN LOSING YOUR MIND… IS FINDING IT AGAIN.
When a mentally disturbed man (Ralph Fiennes) arrives at a London halfway house, he starts remembering what happened to his parents when he was a kid. An unpleasant film from director David Cronenberg, a psychological thriller but not a gory horror movie. We follow the tragic protagonist as he goes through his memories of the mother he loved, the father he came to see as an evil man and the dirty affair he had with a barfly. Miranda Richardson shows her skill in two very different roles, and Fiennes is outstanding as the man with a mind as twisted as a spider web.
2002-Canada-Britain. 90 min. Color. Directed by David Cronenberg. Screenplay, Novel: Patrick McGrath. Cast: Ralph Fiennes (Dennis “Spider” Cleg), Miranda Richardson (Yvonne/Mrs. Cleg), Gabriel Byrne (Bill Cleg), Bradley Hall, Lynn Redgrave, John Neville.
Trivia: Co-produced by Cronenberg.