The Lodger (2009 film)
|Directed by||David Ondaatje|
|Produced by||David Ondaatje
|Written by||Marie Belloc Lowndes (novel)
Rachael Leigh Cook
|Music by||John Frizzell|
|Cinematography||David A. Armstrong|
|Editing by||William Flicker|
|Distributed by||Stage 6 Films|
|Running time||95 minutes|
The Lodger is a 2009 mystery/thriller film directed by David Ondaatje and starring Alfred Molina, Hope Davis and Simon Baker. It is based on the novel The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes, filmed previously by Alfred Hitchcock in 1927, by Maurice Elvey in 1932, by John Brahm in 1944, and as Man in the Attic (1953) directed by Hugo Fregonese.
The film follows two parallel storylines, one being about a troubled detective (Molina) who plays a cat-and-mouse game with an unknown killer, and the other being about an emotionally disturbed landlady and her relationship with her enigmatic "lodger" (Simon Baker).
- Alfred Molina as Chandler Manning, the troubled detective
- Rachael Leigh Cook as Amanda, his daughter
- Mel Harris as Margaret, his wife
- Shane West as Street Wilkenson, his rookie partner
- Philip Baker Hall as the Police Chief
- Lancer Dean Shull as the Internal Affairs Officer who suspends Chandler Manning from his duties.
- Hope Davis as Ellen Bunting, the emotionally disturbed landlady
- Donal Logue as Joe Bunting, her husband
- Simon Baker as Malcolm Slaight, the mysterious stranger who becomes their "lodger"
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