Dead Again

Dead Again

Kenneth Branagh (1991)

15 Certificate


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Kenneth Branagh directs and stars in this determinedly old-fashioned thriller in the tongue-in-chic Hitchcock tradition. He's a cynical LA private detective hired to research the background of amnesiac mystery woman Emma Thompson, who's obsessed by scissors and tormented by nightmares from someone else's life. An enjoyably overdone, stylish mix of films noirs trivia, eccentric plotting, gender-bender twists and razzle-dazzle turns, Branagh's darkly delicious reincarnation parody will keep you guessing right up until the deliriously OTT finale.


A private detective tries to solve the mystery surrounding a woman suffering from amnesia. With the aid of hypnosis, he discovers she is the reincarnation of a murder victim from the 1940s, and that history may be fated to repeat itself. Thriller, starring and directed by Kenneth Branagh. With Emma Thompson, Derek Jacobi, Andy Garcia and Robin Williams.

Cast & Crew

Mike Church / Roman Strauss Kenneth Branagh
Grace / Margaret Strauss Emma Thompson
Franklyn Madson Derek Jacobi
Gray Baker Andy Garcia
"Piccolo" Pete Wayne Knight
Inge Hanna Schygulla
Doug Campbell Scott
Frankie Gregor Hesse
Cop / party guest Patrick Doyle
Sister Constance Lois Hall
Brother Timothy Richard Easton
Dr Cozy Carlisle Robin Williams
Director Kenneth Branagh
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK)Guidance: Contains violence and swearing. Available on: video and DVD