Director David Fincher has always had a keen visual eye and a taste bordering on the obscure. Whilst studio politics ruined his directorial debut on Alien 3, Fincher went on to heralded success with Se7en, Fight Club and Zodiac. But to me, his 1997 sleeper hit The Game has always been his most interesting feature.
The Game finds businessman Nicholas Van Orten (Michael Douglas) at a stalemate in his life. He’s a success in his business life, is clearly wealthy, but also despised for his lack of manners and demeanor. When his estranged brother Conrad (Sean Penn) presents him with a gift from the mysterious company CRS, his professional and personal life begins to unravel at quick pace.