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Inspired by Kubrick

American Psycho

This pitch-black satire on consumption and ambition will have you reaching for your business cards.

Image from American Psycho

USA 2000
Dir Mary Harron
With Christian Bale, Samantha Mathis, Willem Dafoe
102min
Digital 4K restoration
Certificate 18

In late 1980s New York, Wall Street executive Patrick Bateman divides his spare time between fulfilling his obsession with status and conspicuous consumption and meeting his psychopathic need to carry out random murders. This social satire depicting motiveless evil and extreme violence as a commentary on its time draws clear parallels to A Clockwork Orange.

Also available on BFI Player.

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