Programme

SEVEN

David Fincher

USA, 1995 / 127 min / English OV (EN OV) / Thriller, Drama

When city police find a murder victim who was somehow forced to die of overeating, it puts veteran Detective William Somerset and his new, talented but still green partner, Detective David Mills, on a desperate hunt for a serial killer who is making statements by staging his victims as tableaus of the Seven Deadly Sins. Each murder scene is elaborately planned, the victims chosen specifically because of who they are, and posed methodically in death. With time running out for the last two possible victims, can Sommerset and Mills get ahead of the killer before his final two acts come to deadly fruition?

“A dark, gripping thriller which saves it's most shocking revelations for the final scenes.” Mark Salisbury, Empire Online, 01/01/2000

Part of the Darius Khondji retrospective. 

 

 

Screenings

“… a genuine original which, if it leaves a brackish taste in the mouth, nevertheless keeps you on the edge of your seat.” Derek Malcom, The Guardian, 4/01/1996

“Seven isn't just a movie, it's a mind fuck, a psychological trip through hell that leaves your head spinning, your heart pumping and your stomach crying out for the medicinal properties of a stiff whiskey, or five.” Mark Salisbury, Empire Online, 01/01/2000 (last updated 12/06/2017)

“This weirdly off-kilter suspenser goes well beyond the usual police procedural or killer-on-a-rampage yarn due to a fine script, striking craftsmanship and a masterful performance by Morgan Freeman.” Variety staff, Variety, 31/12/1994

Awards
  • Best Writing for Andrew Kevin Walker, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, 1996 (USA)
  • Best Make Up, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, 1996 (USA)
  • Top Box Office Films, ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards, 1996 (USA)
  • Best Director, Awards Circuit Community Awards, 1995 (USA)
  • Best Cinematography for Darius Khondji, Awards Circuit Community Awards, 1995 (USA)
  • Best Film Editing, Awards Circuit Community Awards, 1995 (USA)
  • Best Foreign Language Film, Blue Ribbon Awards, 1997 (Japan)
  • Best Supporting Actor for Kevin Spacey, Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, 1996 (USA)
  • Best Cinematography for Darius Khondji, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, 1996 (USA)
  • Best Film, Empire Awards, 1997 (UK)
  • Best Actor for Morgan Freeman, Empire Awards, 1997 (UK)
  • Best Film, Fantasporto, 1996 (Portugal)
  • Best Screenplay, Fantasporto, 1996 (Portugal)
  • Best of the Decade, Golden Trailer Awards, 1999 (USA)
  • Best Foreign Language Film, Hochi Film Awards, 1996 (Japan)
  • Actor of the Year for Morgan Freeman, London Critics Circle Film Awards, 1997 (UK)
  • Most Desirable Male for Brad Pitt, MTV Movie + TV Awards, 1996 (USA)
  • Best Villain for Kevin Spacey, MTV Movie + TV Awards, 1996 (USA)
  • Best On-Screen Duo for Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman, MTV Movie + TV Awards, 1996 (USA)
  • Best Supporting Actor for Kevin Spacey, National Board of Review, 1995 (USA)
  • Best Supporting Actor for Kevin Spacey, New York Film Critics Circle Awards, 1995 (USA)
  • Hall of Fame, Online Film & Television Association, 2014
  • Best Foreign Language Film, Sant Jordi Awards, 1997 (Spain)
  • Best Horror Film, Sci-Fi Universe Magazine, 1996 (USA)
  • Best Supporting Actor for Kevin Spacey, Society of Texas Film Critics Awards 1995 (USA)
Cast & Credits
Cast 
Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, Gwyneth Paltrow, Richard Roundtree, R. Lee Ermey, John C. McGinley, Julie Araskog, Andy Walker, Daniel Zacapa, Bob Mack
Screenplay 
Andrew Kevin Walker
Cinematographer 
Darius Khondji
Sound 
Patrick Dodd
Set 
Arthur Max
Music 
Howard Shore
Production 
Cecchi Gori Pictures, Juno Pix, New Line Cinema
Biography

David Fincher, born in 1962, is an American film director and music video director. Known for his dark and stylish thrillers, such as Seven (1995), The Game (1997), Fight Club (1999), Panic Room (2002), Zodiac (2007) and Gone Girl (2014), Fincher received Academy Award nominations for Best Director for his 2008 film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and his 2010 film The Social Network, which also won him the Golden Globe and the BAFTA for best director. He was one of the driving forces, creators and producers behind the first big Netflix success, the series House of Cards.

Filmography
  • 2017 – 2019 Mindhunter (6 episodes of the TV series)
  • 2014 – Gone Girl
  • 2013 – House of Cards (2 episodes of the TV series )
  • 2011 – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • 2010 – The Social Network
  • 2008 – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • 2007 – Zodiac
  • 2002 – Panic Room
  • 1999 – Fight Club
  • 1997 – The Game
  • 1995 – Seven
  • 1992 – Alien³