- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 10 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: December 11, 2012
- Originally Released: 1998
- Label: Criterion
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: New, restored digital transfer, supervised by director Christopher Nolan
- New 5.1 surround mix by rerecording mixer Gary Rizzo
- Audio commentary by Nolan
- New interview with Nolan
- Chronological edit of the film
- Side-by-side comparison of the shooting script with three scenes from the film
- Doodlebug (1997), a three-minute film by Nolan, starring Following's Jeremy Theobald
- PLUS: an essay by film critic and programmer Scott Foundas
- Special Edition
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Los Angeles Times - 06/04/1999
"...FOLLOWING is a taut, ingenious British neo noir....Nolan relishes the sheer nastiness he keeps stirred up, unabated for 70 minutes..."
USA Today - 12/14/2001
"...[A] tightly constructed drama....Nolan plays tricks with the story's chronology..."
Total Film - 05/01/2000
"...Startlingly confident....Nolan, like a young Kubrick, not only directed but wrote, edited and photographed as well..."
A.V. Club - 01/02/2013
"Following is an audacious debut film....A vehicle for Nolan to tell audiences that he's messing with them and still spring surprises..."
Bill (Jeremy Theobald) is in trouble. He's a writer who, when bored with pounding the keys on his Remington, goes into the streets to follow people. He becomes so obsessed with following them that he has set up rules--like not following them when he discovers where they live or work. Then, one day, he breaks those rules. And, as he explains to the policeman he is telling all this to, "that was when the trouble started." Bill gets closer and closer to those he is following. He follows one man into a restaurant, and is startled when the man, Cobb (Alex Haw), confronts him. Cobb, too, is interested in people--but he doesn't follow them, his interested is peaked by robbing them. Bill joins Cobb in breaking into an apartment. So begins FOLLOWING, Christopher Nolan's fiendishly clever first film. Nolan was director, screenwriter, co-producer, director of photography, and co-editor, and only able to shoot on Saturdays--the filming took a year. Set in the grimy streets of London, the tightly wound thriller unfolds in a series of overlapping plots, each more intricate than the last, each pulling Bill deeper and deeper into ever worse trouble. FOLLOWING may be short in length and cheaply made; it is also devastating.
Film Noir |
London, England |
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