|Director: Hossein Amini||Country: UK / US / France|
|Cast: Oscar Isaac, Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst||Production Year: 2014|
Based on the Patricia Highsmith novel of the same name, this tense thriller follows in the mould of a previous Highsmith adaptation The Talented Mr Ripley, which takes in a rich and beautiful American couple and glamorous international locations.
Viggo Mortensen is Chester MacFarland, a con-man holidaying in Greece with his wife Collete, played by Kirsten Dunst. While there, they meet American tour guide and scam-artist Rydal (Inside Llewyn Davis’ Oscar Isaac). When Chester asks Rydal to help him dispose of the body of a private detective who has come to investigate him, the trio become dangerously entangled as they attempt to flee the authorities.
“An elegantly pleasurable period thriller, a film of tidy precision and class.” ★★★★ The Telegraph
“(A) dark thriller which leaves you guessing until the end.” Evening Standard