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  • 12
  • Jaume Collet-Serra (2011)
  • Can / Fr / US / UK / Ger / Jpn
  • 108 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

American botanist Liam Neeson awakens after a Berlin car accident to find no one recognises him in Orphan director Jaume Collet-Serra's solid Euro thriller. Shifting between identity-theft mystery and geo-political intrigue before propelling headlong into an assassination-bureau conspiracy plot, this well-maintained puzzler remains tautly suspenseful even through some preposterous moments. Neeson (back in action-man Taken mode) makes for a likeable everyman hero, January Jones (TV's Mad Men) is ice-cool as his Hitchcock-blonde wife and Diane Kruger plays his taxi-driver saviour, while Bruno Ganz engages as the ex-Stasi investigator trying to learn the sinister truth behind the intricate deception. Unravelling the jigsaw clues is a lot of fun, while the changes rung during the familiar ticking-bomb countdown finale marks Collet-Serra as a genuinely gifted genre specialist.

Plot Summary

Thriller starring Liam Neeson. While in Berlin for a biotechnology conference, scientist Dr Martin Harris is involved in a car accident that leaves him in a coma. He wakes up four days later with gaps in his memory and no identification, but then when he returns to his hotel, his wife Elizabeth says she's never met him before.

Cast and crew

Cast

Dr Martin Harris
Liam Neeson
Gina
Diane Kruger
Elizabeth Harris
January Jones
Rodney Cole
Frank Langella
Martin B
Aidan Quinn
Ernst Jürgen
Bruno Ganz
Professor Bressler
Sebastian Koch
Doctor Farge
Karl Markovics
Jones
Stipe Erceg
Herr Strauss
Rainer Bock

Crew

Director
Jaume Collet-Serra

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Optimum
Guidance: 
Violence.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 4 Mar 2011
Certificate 12
Distributor:
Optimum Releasing
Categories
Drama

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