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3 Great Surveillance Thriller Movies


Panic Room

3 Great Surveillance Thriller Movies

To celebrate the premiere of the French thriller Closed Circuit, in which a man hired to supervise the CCTV operation for a hypermarket soon discovers the cameras are being used to spy on employees, Eurochannel has selected a collection of three eye-opening movie thrillers about surveillance and the invasion of privacy.

Panic Room

The title says it all… This movie starring Jodie Foster Kristen Stewart is all about panic! Directed by David Fincher (Se7en, Gone Girl, Zodiac), Panic Room tells the story of A divorced woman and her diabetic daughter as they take refuge in their newly-purchased house's safe room, when three men break in, searching for a missing fortune.

Sleep Tight – Spain

Directed by Jaume Balagueró, the same man behind the horror blockbuster [REC], Sleep Tight, delivers quite the opposite . . . a sleepless night! This award-winning thriller makes one think about waking up day after day in the comfort and security of one’s home. But how safe is it really?

In the movie, César, superbly played by Luis Tósar, is a troubled doorman with a fetish for secretly tormenting his residents. As he focuses on the building's cheeriest tenant, César becomes determined to ruin her life by any means necessary.

The Lives of Others

Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck and released in 2006, this is a drama about the monitoring of East Berlin by agents of the Stasi, the GDR's secret police. It stars Ulrich Mühe as Stasi Captain Gerd Wiesler, who conducts surveillance on a writer and his lover under the orders of the Minister of Culture. Released 17 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall marked the end of the East German socialist state, it was the first notable drama film about the subject after a series of comedies such as Goodbye, Lenin!

The Lives of Others won the 2006 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 64th Golden Globe Awards.

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