Excellent independent film about a guy whose hobby is to follow other people. Nice idea.
over 5 years
Nolan hits the ground running here. While not his best, it's quite interesting. Recommend
over 5 years
A terrific no-budget, debut feature from Christopher Nolan.
over 6 years
Brilliant for a first work. It shows where he was working on the odd structure of Memento.
almost 7 years
Very neat little movie to start Chris Nolan's career. Worth watching
Following is a 1998 British neo-noir film written and directed by Christopher Nolan. It tells the story of a young man who follows strangers around the streets of London and is drawn into a criminal underworld when he fails to keep his distance. His debut film, it designed to be as inexpensive as possible to make: scenes were heavily rehearsed so that just one or two takes were needed, thus economising on 16 mm film stock, the production's greatest expense, and for which Nolan was paying from his salary. Without expensive professional lighting equipment, Nolan mostly used available light. Apart from providing the script and direction, Nolan also did the photography, editing and production himself. The film has an unusual, non-linear plot structure which has been a feature in several of Nolan's films.
A struggling, unemployed young writer (credited as "The Young Man") takes to following strangers around the streets of London, ostensibly to find inspiration for his first novel....