Since i'm crazy about Christopher Nolan, watching this movie was only a matter of time for me, and indie movies interests me the most, so this is a double pleasure for me.
Shot with a budget of 6000$ in a duration of a year, with non actors, and it was written, directed, and co-produced by Nolan, this is as creative as it can be, it's like a lower budget memento, which made it a blast for me, because creative director is creative, he doesn't need gimmicks or a blockbuster to show up his skills, he just needs talent and devotion, although Christopher Nolan have a very successful career now and have created masterpieces (The Prestige, Inception, The Dark Knight), but i also thinks that this movie should be to him as Clerks to Kevin smith, because taking in consideration how the movie was made, it's a masterpiece.
And the movie is very Christopher Nolany, with a confusing atmosphere, multi-layered timeline and a twist at the end, it's just can't get better than this, a non linear story with very interesting characters, that are so well written, it looked so real, even though they weren't really conventional people, a story about a thief who breaks into houses just to mess with people, steal personal items and play with their emotions, and he meets this "writer" who follow people to study them from a far just to have something to write about, it's was noir gold, and had so many twist, that i as a Christopher Nolan fan, didn't think that this movie could surprise me, but i was wrong.
Like i said before, the people in this movie aren't actors, they were normal people with actual jobs, but you can't get that until you read about it, although their performances weren't something special, but still very believable and much better than what mainstream actors can do, the only problem that i had with this movie were the violent scenes because it looked very fake, and i can understand that because these things cost money which the director didn't had.
Overall, a fantastic thriller movie that defiantly deserve more recognition, and even though Nolan late movies are way better, this movie still deserve a look.