Five Favourite Films with Renny Harlin

The 12 Rounds star picks his list.

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Renny Harlin

Rosemary's Baby

Rosemary's Baby

"I would say that one of the most profound memories was when my mother - who was film fanatic and loved thrillers - took me to see Rosemary's Baby when I was nine years old. The film had a huge impact on me and, of course, scared the shit out me! I certainly wouldn't take my 10-year-old to see Rosemary's Baby.

"It is a masterpiece in terms of the way it uses the language of movies and it directed me towards Hitchcock and that kind of visual storytelling, and thrillers in general - or maybe more psychological thrillers. So that was my first and most memorable movie. It was the psychological fear and oddness, the oddness of the characters; I remember I didn't even understand it all when I first saw it. Visually there were so many things that I hadn't seen before that have stayed with me. "

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Rosemary's Baby
Rosemary's Baby
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
They Shoot Horses
Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now
Lawrence of Arabia
Lawrence of Arabia
Cinema Paradiso
Cinema Paradiso

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