How the narrative is introduced in Se7en through - Mise-en-scene This screenshot, shows the two characters entering a dark place with torches in their hands. The meaning behind this point, tells the audience that there is already a sense of mystery going on and the characters are in search of something to help them solve a particular case. The dark scenery already shows the convention of a thriller film as it portrays tension. As we can see here in the room there is a ticking timer and has an extreme close up to it. The object plays a significant part in telling the audience that ‘time is running out’ and prepares the audience that the film can be to do with time.