FIGHT CLUB
1999, 20th Century Fox, 139 min, USA, Germany, Dir: David Fincher

Director David Fincher adapts Chuck Palahniuk’s mind-twisting novel. Edward Norton is the nameless narrator, an insomniac looking for relief who briefly finds comfort in various support groups. But when he encounters another lost soul (Helena Bonham Carter) with increasing regularity, the comfort disappears. Then Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) enters the scene, an untamed force of nature. The two soon find an intoxicating bond in pummeling each other senseless and, before long, they have other guys who want to join in. “FIGHT CLUB delivers a sucker punch to the audience and then pulls the rug out from under it. It is sensational. It is also grimly funny.” - Bob Graham, San Francisco Chronicle.


CORPSE BRIDE
2005, Warner Bros., 77 min, USA, Dir: Tim Burton, Mike Johnson

Inspired by a Jewish folktale, this gothic animated fantasy stars Johnny Depp as Victor Van Dort, a shy young man engaged to Victoria Everglot (Emily Watson). After flubbing his lines at the wedding rehearsal, he goes to the forest to practice them - and accidentally marries a woman buried there (Helena Bonham Carter). Tim Burton’s third stop-motion feature and first as a director also features the voices of Tracey Ullman, Albert Finney and Christopher Lee, and the music of Danny Elfman (who plays Bonejangles in the film).


THE KING’S SPEECH
2010, The Weinstein Company, 118 min, Dir: Tom Hooper

Colin Firth stars as King George V, the reluctant and severely stuttering monarch faced with the challenge of bringing guidance and hope to pre-World War II Britain. When George enlists the help of an eccentric and unconventional speech therapist (Geoffrey Rush), he must confront his own stubbornness, pride and fear of failure, as well as the looming likelihood of war against a very well-spoken opponent: Hitler. An amazingly intimate portrait of the burden of being king. With Helena Bonham Carter.


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