Mimic (1997, USA) C-105m. *** D: Guillermo del Toro. Starring Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, Charles S. Dutton, Alexander Goodwin, Giancarlo Giannini, Josh Brolin, F. Murray Abraham. Mira Sorvino plays a scientist who creates genetically changed cockroaches in order to wipe out the normal ones, which are carrying a disease that is affecting small children. Three years after the successful experiment, she is faced with what has become of these creatures: giant, man-eating insects that are inhabiting New York's subway and sewer channels. Tense, scary horror from the director of the acclaimed CRONOS. Well-made, suspenseful, if not entirely logical. Highly recommended to fans of the genre. After such an oppressively atmospheric film you'll be happy to return to your everyday life (stepping on each cockroach you'll see)! Cowritten by del Toro. Coproduced by Ole Bornedal (NATTEVAGTEN).

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