Country: USA
Year: 2006
Duration: 101'

Agnes lives by herself in a motel. She is traumatized by the disappearance of her son and is worried that her ex-husband, a violent man who has recently been released on probation, might return. When the young man Peter, a veteran of the Gulf War, moves into the hotel, for Agnes things seem to  change. But shortly after their relationship begins, the man begins to show an obsession with insects that ends up drawing Agnes into a universe of terror and paranoia.

“I think that the themes that run through most of my films are similar: the thin line between Good and Evil and how with the slightest nudging the darkest demons can come to the fore and rule us. I don’t have to look for this stuff, though, it tends to find me one way or the other. Bug certainly is a return to a much earlier period of my career, when I did The Birthday Party (1968) and The Boys in the Band (1970), which are both stage adaptations shot basically in one location. The central idea of this script is so powerful, this idea of how paranoia can spread so easily when people feel that they’re being threatened, whether it’s real or imagined.” (W. Friedkin)


film director

William Friedkin

William Friedkin (Chicago, 1935) began his career in television making documentaries and he debuted as a director in 1967 with the fiction feature-length film Good Times. Success arrived with The French Connection (1971), which won 5 Oscars, and continued in 1973 with The Exorcist, one of the most famous horror films of the 1970s. After Sorcerer (1977), remake of Henri- Georges Clouzot’s Le salaire de la peur (1953), he directed Cruising (1980) and in 1985 shot To Live and Die in L.A., a milestone in crime films. In 1990s he returned to noir film with Jade (1995) and to war film with Rules of Engagement (2000) and with The Hunted (2003).


Good Times (1967), The Birthday Party (Festa di compleanno, 1968), The Boys in the Band (Festa per il compleanno del caro amico Harold, 1970), The French Connection (Il braccio violento della legge, 1971), The Exorcist (L’esorcista, 1973), Sorcerer (Il salario della paura, 1977), Cruising (id., 1980), To Live and Die in L.A. (Vivere e morire a Los Angeles, 1985), The Guardian (L’albero del male, 1990), Blue Chips (Basta vincere, 1993), Jade (id., 1995), Rules of Engagement (Regole d’onore, 2000), The Hunted (The Hunted - La preda, 2003), Bug (id., 2006)