Obsession

Obsession (1976)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Mystery-Suspense, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Neo-Noir, Psychological Thriller Film  |   Release Date - Aug 1, 1976  |   Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Obsession is a 1976 psychological thriller/mystery film directed by Brian De Palma, starring Cliff Robertson, Geneviève Bujold, John Lithgow, and Stocker Fontelieu. The screenplay was by Paul Schrader, from a story by De Palma and Schrader. Bernard Herrmann provided the film's soundtrack. The story is about a New Orleans businessman who is haunted by guilt following the death of his wife and daughter during a kidnapping-rescue attempt. Years after the tragedy, he meets and falls in love with a young woman who is the exact look-alike of his long dead wife.

Both De Palma and Schrader have pointed to Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958) as the major inspiration for Obsession's narrative and thematic concerns. Schrader's script was extensively rewritten and pared down by De Palma prior to shooting, causing the screenwriter to proclaim a complete lack of interest in the film's subsequent production and release. Completed in 1975, Columbia Pictures picked up the distribution rights but demanded that minor changes be made to reduce potentially controversial aspects of the plot. When finally released in the late summer of 1976, it became De Palma's first substantial box office success and received a mixed response from critics.

Movie Info

Budget

$1,400,000

Tags

Art Restoration, Mind-Bending/Experimental

Attributes

Filming Location: Florence, New Orleans
Narrative Location: Florence
Subject: incest

Alternate Titles

Besatt av frykt
NO
Besættelse
DK
Complesso di colpa
IT
De vrouw die twee keer leefde
NL
Deja Vu
US
Efialtes apo to parelthon
GR
Fascinación
ES
Gastkramad
SE
Illusionen om en kvinna
FI
Magnífica obsesión
PE
Megszállottság
HU
Naisen kahdet kasvot
FI
Obsesia
RO
Obsesión
AR, MX, ES
Obsesja
PL
Obsessão
BR, PT
Obsessió
ES
Obsession
AU, CA, FR, NL, TH, GB, US
Obsession - Complesso di colpa
IT
Obsession - Naisen kahdet kasvot
FI
Opsesija
RS
Painajainen
FI
Saplantı
TR
Trágica Obsessão
BR
Εφιάλτης από το παρελθόν
GR
Обсебване
BG
愛のメモリー
JP
迷情記
TW