Films from the Heart Se7en

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Se7en (1995), directed by David Fincher, is a crime drama that follows two detectives in New York City investigating a string of murders that each represent one of the seven deadly sins. Behind the main plot, Somerset (Morgan Freeman), a veteran detective, reflects upon retiring while his rookie partner Mills (Brad Pitt) struggles with adjusting to the city and new position. Don’t expect to feel comfortable at any point; no scene is predictable, especially the ending. Despite the film not falling into the horror genre, I found myself truly scared for whatever came next. Each shot of the murders did not hide any gross detail. Furthermore, the detectives’ emotional battles with how these crimes impact them add so much intensity outside of the gruesome. I highly recommend it if you’re looking for a film that is not afraid to delve into the uncomfortable and grotesque.

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