Unsane – The American Psychological Horror Thriller


Unsane, starring Claire Foy as the protagonist came to cinemas across the UAE on 19th April. Unsane is a 2018 American psychological horror-thriller film shot, edited, and directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Jonathan Bernstein and James Greer. The film stars Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Jay Pharoah, Juno Temple, Aimee Mullins, and Amy Irving.

Buzzingtales was at the edge of the seat as the movie unfolded. The lines between sanity and insanity are sometimes blurred until the twisted reality screams onto your face.


The Story

A young woman, Sawyer Valentini, leaves her hometown to escape a troubled past and begin a new job. But when she is involuntarily committed to a mental institution she is confronted by her greatest fear — but is it real or just her delusion?


“I’ve always been a fan of psychological thrillers; in this case, a young woman who has found herself in a circumstance that I think is realistic in terms of its possibilities, but pretty harrowing in terms of the reality of her confinement in an institution. Especially when she finds out that there’s somebody working there that she’d rather not come in contact with,” comments Director Steven Soderbergh.



With seemingly no-one ready to believe her and the authorities unable or unwilling to help, she must confront her fears head-on. With twisting perspectives and a shocking narrative, Unsane asks questions about our perception of reality, our survival instinct and the system that is supposed to take care of us.


Film Facts

Director:                                                   Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s 11 & 12, Traffic, Magic Mike, Logan Lucky)


Main Cast:                                               Claire Foy (The Crown, Breathe, Season of the Witch, Vampire Academy)

Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises, Atonement, Maleficent)

Jay Pharaoh (Saturday Night Live, Sing, Ride Along, BoJack Horseman)

Joshua Leonard (The Blair Witch Project, If I Stay, Togetherness)

Aimee Mullins (Stranger Things, Drunk Parents, Young Ones)



Minakhee Mishra

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