A mind-bending psychological journey. -- Criterion Collection
“A mind-bending psychological journey.” —Criterion Collection
In Nolan’s first feature film, a dark black-and-white noir thriller, a struggling writer wanders the streets of London searching for inspiration for his novel. Obsessed with fueling his creativity, he ends up entangled in a life of crime after meeting a burglar and accompanying him on his robberies. Nolan originally shot on 16mm stock and used mostly nonactors, carefully rehearsing scenes to limit the amount of takes and film costs. He successfully rendered his nonlinear narrative—a reoccurring device in his later work—on a micro budget. 1998, 69 minutes.