Fight Club Pi

  |  Buy to Own: 16/04/2007
  |  214 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Drama double. Adapted from Chuck Palahniuk's novel, David Fincher's controversial drama 'Fight Club' (1999) explores themes of masculinity and violence in contemporary society. Edward Norton stars as Jack, a bored insomniac, determined to inject some excitement into his life. He meets Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), a charismatic soap salesman who believes that the only way to escape the banality of modern existence is through violence. To these ends, Jack and Tyler set up 'Fight Clubs', where men can engage in brutal bare-knuckle fights. However, friction develops between the two men when they become rivals for the attentions of Marla (Helena Bonham-Carter). In Darren Aronofsky's 'Pi' (1997), Maximillian Cohen (Sean Gullette)'s obsession with numbers is causing him migraines. His former teacher, Sol (Mark Margolis), advises him to take a break from trying to discover patterns in the stock market, while Hasidic Jew Lenny (Ben Shenkman) tries to befriend him. When Max's computer, Euclid, crashes after predicting a market collapse and spitting out a 216-digit number, Max dismisses it. The stock market does then crash, and Max realizes that the number, which he consigned to the trash, could be the key he has been seeking.