Fight Club (1999)
Director: David Fincher
Writers: Chuck Palahniuk, Jim Urs
Cast: Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter, Zach Grenier, Mitt Love, Jared Leto, Ion Bailey, Richmond Arquette / George Maguire
Genre: Drama / Action / Thriller / Suspense
Region: USA / Germany / Italy
Released: 1999-09-10 (Venice Film Festival) / 1999-10-15 (USA)
Runtime: 139 minutes
Also known as: Fighting Club (Hong Kong) / Fighting Club (Taiwan) / Fighting Club
Rating: IMDB 8.8 / Rotten Tomatoes 79%
Jack (Edward Norton) is an employee of a large automobile company who suffers from severe insomnia and is full of crisis and hatred for everything around him.
By chance, Jack met Taylor (Brad Pitt), a soap seller, a rebellious, cruel and violent ruffian hero who lived in Taylor’s dilapidated home because of a fire in his apartment. The two became good friends by chance and founded the “Fight Club”, an underground organization that lets people vent their emotions.
The club attracted more and more people and gradually developed into a nationwide underground organization, and Taylor also attracted blind believers with his own personal charm. The members of the club were fighting and wreaking havoc everywhere, and Taylor’s behavior became more and more crazy.
Jack became more and more intolerable of the current situation of the “Fight Club” and Taylor’s behavior. The two had a dispute and Taylor left him. However, Jack found that he couldn’t escape Taylor’s shadow wherever he went, and he began to think: Who am I?
Fight Club is a dark and provocative American film released in 1999, directed by David Fincher and based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. The film stars Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, and Helena Bonham Carter.
The story follows the life of an unnamed narrator (played by Edward Norton), who is unhappy with his dull and monotonous life. He meets Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), a charismatic and mysterious soap salesman, and the two form an underground fight club that evolves into a larger, more dangerous organization.
The film is known for its exploration of themes such as masculinity, consumerism, and nihilism, as well as its non-linear narrative and twist ending. It received mixed reviews upon release but has since become a cult classic and has been praised for its artistic and social significance.
Fight Club has also been the subject of controversy due to its violent and subversive themes, but it has been praised for its commentary on modern society and its depiction of the psychological effects of consumerism and conformity.