The Lodger (2009 film)

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The Lodger
Poster of The Lodger (2009 film).jpg
Directed by David Ondaatje
Produced by David Ondaatje
Michael Mailer
Written by Marie Belloc Lowndes (novel)
David Ondaatje
Starring Alfred Molina
Rachael Leigh Cook
Hope Davis
Simon Baker
Music by John Frizzell
Cinematography David A. Armstrong
Edited by William Flicker
Distributed by Stage 6 Films
Release dates
  • January 23, 2009 (2009-01-23)
Running time
95 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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 stories, 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 an enigmatic "lodger" (Simon Baker).[1][2]


Storyline 1:

Storyline 2:


The film premiered on January 23, 2009 in limited release in New York and Los Angeles,[3] and was released on DVD on February 10, 2009.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Turek, Ryan. "The Lodger Redo Goes to DVD". Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  2. ^ a b c Tatiana Siegel (2007-10-25). "Molina, Davis join 'Lodger' redo". Variety. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  3. ^ Turek, Ryan (2008-12-23). "Lodger Goes Theatrical in January". Retrieved 2012-08-06. 

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