The Other Man (2008) - Plot Summary Poster



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  • The story of a husband who suspects his wife of adultery, and sets out to track down the other man in her life.

  • In Cambridge, software engineer Peter (Liam Neeson) and shoe designer Lisa are successful in their careers and have been happily married for twenty-five years. They have an adult daughter, Abigail, and Lisa frequently travels to Milano to do business with the Gianni & Gianni Company. When Lisa is gone, Peter finds a message in her cell phone and decides to snoop her e-mails and discovers in a secret folder named Love that she had a lover, Ralph. Peter travels to Milano and stalks Ralph; he finds that the man plays chess in a bar. Peter gets close to Ralph and discusses his relationship with Lisa without knowing that he is her husband.

  • After twenty-five years of marriage, Peter, the English CEO of a software company, discovers that his American haute-couture shoe designer wife, Lisa, has been receiving messages from a suspiciously unknown Italian. Bent on getting to the bottom of this cruel and shocking mystery, Peter decides to follow the scarce clues and a trail of breadcrumbs to cosmopolitan Milan, knowing that revenge is a dish best served cold. However, amid an intricate maze of well-hidden secrets and half-truths, will Peter ever unearth the truth about the other man?


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  • Taken from a short story by Bernhard Sclink's collection "Flights of Love", "The Other Man" tells the story of a widower's slowly developing revenge against his late wife's secret lover reveals to him his own compromises and failings.

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