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Vincenzo Natali is a Director, Scriptwriter and Executive producer Canadien born on 6 january 1969 at Detroit (USA)

Vincenzo Natali

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Nationality Canada
Birth 6 january 1969 (50 years) at Detroit (USA)

Vincenzo Natali (born January 6, 1969) is an American-Canadian film director and screenwriter, best known for writing and directing science fiction films such as Cube, Cypher, Nothing and Splice.

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David Hewlett
David Hewlett
(6 films)
Andrew Miller
Andrew Miller
(2 films)
Tom Tykwer
Tom Tykwer
(1 films)
Andrew Lowery
Andrew Lowery
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Vincenzo Natali (10 films)

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Director

Haunter
Haunter (2013)
, 1h30
Directed by Vincenzo Natali
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children, Time travel films, Ghost films, Temporal paradox
Actors Abigail Breslin, Stephen McHattie, David Hewlett, Peter Outerbridge, Michelle Nolden, Samantha Weinstein
Rating59% 2.951212.951212.951212.951212.95121
Lisa Johnson, the ghost of a teenage girl who becomes aware that she is dead, haunts a house somewhere in northern Ontario. Along with her parents and brother, who are unaware that they are dead, she is stuck on the same day they were murdered in 1985. As she becomes more aware of her circumstances, she realizes that she can make contact with people in other timelines. As she explores this ability, a pale man appears and warns her to stop. Undeterred, Lisa uses personal items from other people killed in the house to make a connection with Olivia, part of a family living in the house in the future who will become the next set of victims.
Splice
Splice (2009)
, 1h43
Directed by Vincenzo Natali
Origin France
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about computing, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Cyberpunk films
Actors Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, Delphine Chanéac, David Hewlett, Amanda Brugel
Rating56% 2.8493952.8493952.8493952.8493952.849395
Genetic engineers Clive Nicoli (Adrien Brody) and Elsa Kast (Sarah Polley) hope to achieve fame by splicing animal DNA to create hybrids for medical use at the company N.E.R.D. (short for Nucleic Exchange Research and Development). Their work previously yielded Fred, a dog-sized vermiform creature intended as a mate for their female specimen, Ginger. After successfully mating them, Clive and Elsa plan to create a human-animal hybrid that could revolutionize science. Their employers Joan Chorot (Simona Maicanescu) of N.E.R.D. and William Barlow (David Hewlett) forbid them from doing this. Instead, they are to find and extract proteins used for commercial drug production from Fred and Ginger. Clive and Elsa pursue their own agenda in secret. They develop a viable female creature (Abigail Chu).
Nothing
Nothing (2003)
, 1h30
Directed by Vincenzo Natali
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films
Actors David Hewlett, Andrew Miller, Gordon Pinsent, Marie-Josée Croze, Andrew Lowery, Soo Garay
Rating61% 3.098773.098773.098773.098773.09877
The film tells the story of two good friends and housemates, Andrew, an agoraphobic travel agent, and Dave, a loser who works in an office. Dave is fired from his job after his girlfriend frames him for embezzlement, Andrew is falsely accused of attempted child molestation, and their house is to be demolished by day's end. Both of them hide inside the house as police, city officials, and outraged neighbors surround it. Dave and Andrew open their front door and discover that the entire world beyond their house is gone, replaced with a featureless white void.
Cypher
Cypher (2002)
, 1h35
Directed by Vincenzo Natali
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Films about altered memories, Spy films, Films about computing, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films
Actors Jeremy Northam, Lucy Liu, Nigel Bennett, Timothy Webber, David Hewlett, Kari Matchett
Rating67% 3.399813.399813.399813.399813.39981
Morgan Sullivan (Northam), a recently unemployed accountant, is bored with his suburban life. Pressured by his wife to take a job with her father's company, he instead pursues a position in corporate espionage. Digicorp's Head of Security, Finster (Bennett), inducts Morgan and assigns him a new identity. As Jack Thursby, he is sent to conventions to secretly record presentations and transmit them to headquarters. Sullivan is soon haunted by recurring nightmares and neck pain. When he meets Rita Foster (Liu) from a competing corporation, his life starts to become complicated.
Cube
Cube (1997)
, 1h30
Directed by Vincenzo Natali
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about mathematics, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism
Actors Nicole de Boer, David Hewlett, Nicky Guadagni, Andrew Miller, Julian Richings, Wayne Robson
Rating71% 3.598113.598113.598113.598113.59811
A man named Alderson awakens in a cube-shaped room with a hatch in each wall, the ceiling and the floor, each of which leads to other cube-shaped rooms, identical except for their color. He enters an orange room and, without warning, is killed by a trap. In another such room, five people – Quentin, Worth, Holloway, Rennes, and Leaven – meet. None of them knows where they are or how they got there. Quentin informs the others that some rooms contain traps, which he learned by nearly being killed by one. Rennes assumes each trap is triggered by a motion detector and tests each room by throwing one of his boots in first. Leaven notices numbers inscribed in the passageways between rooms. Quentin, a policeman, recognizes Rennes as "the Wren", an escape artist renowned for getting out of jails. After declaring one room trap-free, Rennes enters and is killed when he is sprayed with acid. The others realize that there are different kinds of detectors, and Quentin deduces that this trap was triggered by heat.
Elevated
Elevated (1997)
, 20minutes
Directed by Vincenzo Natali
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors David Hewlett
Rating69% 3.4836853.4836853.4836853.4836853.483685
A woman, Ellen, takes the elevator from her workplace on floor 38, and presses the button to head for the parking garage. A burly workman named Ben gets on several floors below. His silent behavior creeps out Ellen, who intently stares at the lift display hoping for the ride to end. At floor 4, the lift opens but both find nobody outside. As the elevator is about to close, a man shouts for them to let him in and Ellen manages to press the button in time to allow him into the elevator. The panic-stricken man, whose name is Hank, is a security guard in the building. He desperately uses his security card to override the controls and take the elevator back up. Ellen and Ben protest at what Hank is doing but are stunned to see Hank's shirt covered in blood.

Scriptwriter

Splice
Splice (2009)
, 1h43
Directed by Vincenzo Natali
Origin France
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about computing, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Cyberpunk films
Actors Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, Delphine Chanéac, David Hewlett, Amanda Brugel
Roles Story
Rating56% 2.8493952.8493952.8493952.8493952.849395
Genetic engineers Clive Nicoli (Adrien Brody) and Elsa Kast (Sarah Polley) hope to achieve fame by splicing animal DNA to create hybrids for medical use at the company N.E.R.D. (short for Nucleic Exchange Research and Development). Their work previously yielded Fred, a dog-sized vermiform creature intended as a mate for their female specimen, Ginger. After successfully mating them, Clive and Elsa plan to create a human-animal hybrid that could revolutionize science. Their employers Joan Chorot (Simona Maicanescu) of N.E.R.D. and William Barlow (David Hewlett) forbid them from doing this. Instead, they are to find and extract proteins used for commercial drug production from Fred and Ginger. Clive and Elsa pursue their own agenda in secret. They develop a viable female creature (Abigail Chu).
Nothing
Nothing (2003)
, 1h30
Directed by Vincenzo Natali
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films
Actors David Hewlett, Andrew Miller, Gordon Pinsent, Marie-Josée Croze, Andrew Lowery, Soo Garay
Roles Writer
Rating61% 3.098773.098773.098773.098773.09877
The film tells the story of two good friends and housemates, Andrew, an agoraphobic travel agent, and Dave, a loser who works in an office. Dave is fired from his job after his girlfriend frames him for embezzlement, Andrew is falsely accused of attempted child molestation, and their house is to be demolished by day's end. Both of them hide inside the house as police, city officials, and outraged neighbors surround it. Dave and Andrew open their front door and discover that the entire world beyond their house is gone, replaced with a featureless white void.
Cube
Cube (1997)
, 1h30
Directed by Vincenzo Natali
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about mathematics, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism
Actors Nicole de Boer, David Hewlett, Nicky Guadagni, Andrew Miller, Julian Richings, Wayne Robson
Rating71% 3.598113.598113.598113.598113.59811
A man named Alderson awakens in a cube-shaped room with a hatch in each wall, the ceiling and the floor, each of which leads to other cube-shaped rooms, identical except for their color. He enters an orange room and, without warning, is killed by a trap. In another such room, five people – Quentin, Worth, Holloway, Rennes, and Leaven – meet. None of them knows where they are or how they got there. Quentin informs the others that some rooms contain traps, which he learned by nearly being killed by one. Rennes assumes each trap is triggered by a motion detector and tests each room by throwing one of his boots in first. Leaven notices numbers inscribed in the passageways between rooms. Quentin, a policeman, recognizes Rennes as "the Wren", an escape artist renowned for getting out of jails. After declaring one room trap-free, Rennes enters and is killed when he is sprayed with acid. The others realize that there are different kinds of detectors, and Quentin deduces that this trap was triggered by heat.
Elevated
Elevated (1997)
, 20minutes
Directed by Vincenzo Natali
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors David Hewlett
Roles Writer
Rating69% 3.4836853.4836853.4836853.4836853.483685
A woman, Ellen, takes the elevator from her workplace on floor 38, and presses the button to head for the parking garage. A burly workman named Ben gets on several floors below. His silent behavior creeps out Ellen, who intently stares at the lift display hoping for the ride to end. At floor 4, the lift opens but both find nobody outside. As the elevator is about to close, a man shouts for them to let him in and Ellen manages to press the button in time to allow him into the elevator. The panic-stricken man, whose name is Hank, is a security guard in the building. He desperately uses his security card to override the controls and take the elevator back up. Ellen and Ben protest at what Hank is doing but are stunned to see Hank's shirt covered in blood.

Producer

Haunter
Haunter (2013)
, 1h30
Directed by Vincenzo Natali
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children, Time travel films, Ghost films, Temporal paradox
Actors Abigail Breslin, Stephen McHattie, David Hewlett, Peter Outerbridge, Michelle Nolden, Samantha Weinstein
Roles Executive producer
Rating59% 2.951212.951212.951212.951212.95121
Lisa Johnson, the ghost of a teenage girl who becomes aware that she is dead, haunts a house somewhere in northern Ontario. Along with her parents and brother, who are unaware that they are dead, she is stuck on the same day they were murdered in 1985. As she becomes more aware of her circumstances, she realizes that she can make contact with people in other timelines. As she explores this ability, a pale man appears and warns her to stop. Undeterred, Lisa uses personal items from other people killed in the house to make a connection with Olivia, part of a family living in the house in the future who will become the next set of victims.