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USA, 2006 (MIFF 2007, Full Moon Fever)

Director: William Friedkin


“Begins as an ominous rumble of unease, and builds to a shriek. The last 20 minutes are searingly intense.” - Chicago Sun-Times William Friedkin - director of The French Connection and The Exorcist - gets claustrophobically cosy in this macabre thriller based on a play by Tracy Letts that's predominantly rooted in a shabby hotel room. Starring Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon and Harry Connick Jr, Bug sees a pair of lonely losers shacked up way too close for comfort, especially when one discloses his paranoid delusions about creepy crawlies. Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at last year's Cannes Film Festival. “Mr. Friedkin has always been more fascinated by the evil inside our heads than the boogeyman outside, and he knows how to turn small spaces into horrific theaters of war.” - New York Times

D William Friedkin P Kimberly C. Anderson, Malcolm Petal, Gary Huckabay, Michael Burns, Andreas Schardt S Tracy Letts WS Lionsgate TD 35mm/2006/101mins

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