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The Two Faces of January (2014)

Director:
Hossein Amini
COUNTRY
UK/USA/France
GENRE
Thriller
NORWEGIAN TITLE
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RUNNING TIME
97 minutes
Producer:
Tom Sternberg
Tim Bevan
Eric Fellner
Robyn Slovo
Screenwriter (based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith):
Hossein Amini


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Chester MacFarland Viggo Mortensen
Colette MacFarland Kirsten Dunst
Rydal Oscar Isaac
Yahya Yigit Ozsener
Lauren Daisy Bevan
Paul Vittorio David Warshofsky

 

Review

Stylish-looking and fairly clever thriller from Patricia Highsmith's novel, starring a handful of acting-powerhouses in the leads. The inevitable love triangle turns the at first amicable Viggo Mortensen and Oscar Isaac to adversaries as their dishonest ways unravel around them. The prize in the middle is Kirsten Dunst. Director Hossein Amini (the penner of Drive) creates an at times steaming, vibrant atmosphere where you don't know quite what to expect, even if the film arguably purports to hold more mysteries than it actually does. This isn't quite The Talented Mr. Ripley or Strangers On a Train, but it's still a production with a distinctive Highsmith quality to it.

Copyright 31.12.2018 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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