Following [1998] by Christopher Nolan - Movie Summary

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Following [1998] by Christopher Nolan - Movie Summary

  • IMDb: 7.5/10
  • Released: 1998
  • Genre: Crime/Thriller
  • Duration: 1h 10m
  • Directed by: Christopher Nolan

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Following is a 1998 British-American neo-noir crime thriller film written and directed by Christopher Nolan. The plot focuses on a young writer who stalks a nameless man through London as part of a study on the psychology of his character. While doing so, he becomes obsessed with the stranger's daily activities and mannerisms.

The movie was filmed entirely in black-and-white and takes place over a period of about three weeks. It follows the main character, Cobb, as he follows the unnamed protagonist through London to study his behavior. During this time, Cobb becomes more and more obsessed with the man's actions and routines.

Following received mostly positive reviews from critics. Roger Ebert praised it for being a perfect little movie with no wasted motion or words. The film won several awards including Best Director at Cannes Film Festival in 1999 and Best Actor at Venice Film Festival in 1998.

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