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Suspension of Disbelief (2012)

TV-MA | | Thriller | 19 July 2013 (UK)
Martin is a successful writer whose wife suddenly disappeared. During a film shoot fifteen years later, Martin meets Angelique, who disappears the same night. The next day, police find her dead body and a mysterious investigation begins.

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Mike Figgis

Writer:

Mike Figgis
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sebastian Koch ... Martin
Lotte Verbeek ... Therese / Angelique
Emilia Fox ... Claire Jones
Rebecca Night ... Sarah
Eoin Macken ... Greg
Lachlan Nieboer ... Dominic
Frances de la Tour ... Nesta
Julian Sands ... DCI Hackett
Kenneth Cranham ... Bullock
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paris Arrowsmith ... Paramount Executive
Jessica Chamberlain ... Maggie
Samantha Coughlan ... Alpha Paramount Executive
Ginny Dee Ginny Dee ... Police Officer
Sophia Del Pizzo ... Student
Gemma Dempsey Gemma Dempsey ... Hotel Receptionist
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Martin is a successful writer whose wife suddenly disappeared. During a film shoot fifteen years later, Martin meets Angelique, who disappears the same night. The next day, police find her dead body and a mysterious investigation begins.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Gefährliche Begierde See more »

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London, England, UK See more »

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16:9 HD
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Heil Dir, Mein Gast!
[Parsifal / Act 3]
Composed by Richard Wagner
Performed by Franz Crass, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Pierre Boulez
Courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon GmbH
© 1970 Under license by Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Not among Figgis's better films
25 March 2014 | by karmaswimswamiSee all my reviews

"Suspension of Disbelief" never suspends ours. Figgis fans will recognize many delightful Figgis narrative and cinematographic tropes, but sorely lacking is any narrative lure, any reason to keep watching. The film has ellipsis and mystery, but does not reward the viewer for countenancing those. At times the story elaboration is positively dreary. Even this film's meta-film leitmotif cannot salvage it. The film struggles with a paucity of narrative richness, and is devoid of the incandescent impending gleam so often to be found in Figgis's other films, most of which are marvelous. This flop is the exception that proves the rule that Figgis is Britain's best auteur.


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