Turned in 1998 by an unknown director who will give again life with the saga Batman later 7 years with Batman Begins, Following de Christopher Nolan proves to be a small clever film which returns in the line of works of the English director which will follow.
Entirely filmed in black and white with a desired excessive grain, this process makes it possible film to mask its limited budget but also to use plays of shade in order to create a certain tension per moment like paying homage to police films dating from the golden age of Hollywood. Heroin, blonde, mysterious and to the hairstyle of another time, recall these fatal women presents in very good whodunits, which does not make it possible to place the action at one time specifies while paying homage to a completed cinema.
the scenario as for him is learnedly tied up and recalls on the end Usual Suspects realized by Bryan Singer in 1995, that is to say 3 years earlier, which does not take off anything with ingeniousness and the originality Following.
But the film draws especially its force from its anachronistic construction, preceded which one will find throughout the catalogue of films of Nolan (Batman Begins and especially Memento, the film which revealed the director). This loss of reference mark of time and its use in the scenario reinforces considerably the interest of the spectator for film and pokes its curiosity. It thus intellectually implies it in the account whose various bounces make last quickly the 69 minutes of the film (what is already runs for a film).
Following is thus an original work in its form and its construction, which already lets foresee the trademark of its realizer, Christopher Nolan.