BUG

genre: thriller, horror

year: 2007

director: William Friedkin

cast: Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon, Lynn Collins, Harry Connick Jr.

 

Agnes White lives in a remote motel in Oklahoma. Her life is what it is. She works at a honky-tonk. She has a lesbian friend. They do coke sometimes. She needs a man like a hole in the head, she says. Her ex-husband, Jerry Goss, now in prison, was no prize. One night, her phone keeps ringing, and when she picks it up, she only hears breathing on the other end. Agnes is annoyed. It must mean that Goss is out. Her friend brings over a guy. He’s good looking, a bit quiet. He knows his comments about the government and about how he can “pick up on things” put people off. He ends up spending the night on the couch. He assumes Agnes will hate him like most people do. But she doesn’t, just the opposite. She won’t admit it, but she needs someone. The guy’s name is Peter Evans, and he’ll be the one who finds the aphid in her bed. And he’ll soon have a theory on where it came from.

genere: thriller, horror

anno: 2007

regia: William Friedkin

cast: Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon, Lynn Collins, Harry Connick Jr.

 

Agnes (Ashley Judd) è una cameriera che conduce un’esistenza squallida e quando l’ex-marito torna dalla prigione, lo caccia di casa. Una sua collega, R.C. (Lynn Collins), la introduce ad un veterano della guerra del golfo, Peter (Michael Shannon), che non ha un posto dove dormire. Agnes decide di ospitarlo per la notte. Sarà l’inizio di una relazione, tuttavia c’è un mistero che Peter nasconde: la sua ossessione per i miscroscopici insetti che a suo dire infestano la casa, sembrerebbe celare qualcosa di più serio e del tutto folle.

 

Diretto dal premio Oscar William Friedkin (“L’Esorcista”, “Il Braccio violento della legge”, “Vivere e Morire a Los Angeles”). Con Ashley Judd (Heat – La sfida, High Crimes) e Michael Shannon (Vanilla Sky, Pearl Harbour).