in about 100 words or less
US 139m, Colour
Director: David Fincher; Cast: Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf
Fight Club is a dark and violent drama based on the 1996 Chuck Palahniuk novel of the same name which explores one man’s mental schism as a white collared office worker-turned anarchist. As the founder of “Fight Club” an underground alliance of men who stage underground fights – Norton’s character loses himself in an alter ego, namely the soap-turned bomb maker Tyler Durden. A brilliant story with an exceptional twist ending, Fight Club’s violent anti-consumerism message is a late 20th century treatise with ever-increasing relevance in the midst of the economic and social challenges facing the world in the second decade of the 21st century (Klaus Ming November 2011).