Directed by: Brad Anderson
Starring: Christian Bale (Trevor Reznik), John Sharian (Ivan), Jennifer Jason Leigh (Stevie), Aitana Sánchez-Gijón (Maria)
Country: USA; Effed Up American Cinema
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Genres: Misery-Mental Illness, Body Modification
Plot – Spoilers:
A machinist, Trevor Reznik, believes he hasn’t slept for a year and has the body to show for it. At work, he barely gets along with his co-workers and within his apartment, he spends the nights obsessively cleaning the floor if not his hands. His life has been getting increasingly complex with memory lapses. Frustratingly for Reznik, the people he feels closest to, oddly share similarities to unrelated people from his past, and he begins to doubt everyone he sees and knows.
Christian Bale’s weight loss for the role, earned him among other plaudits, the Body Modification category here.