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Lies We Tell (2017)

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A trusted driver must deal with his dead boss' Muslim mistress, her dark past pulling him into a life-and-death showdown with her notorious gangster cousin/ex-husband.

Director:

Mitu Misra

Writers:

Ewen Glass (screenplay), Andy McDermott (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabriel Byrne ... Donald
Sibylla Deen ... Amber
Mark Addy ... Billy
Jan Uddin ... KD
Reece Ritchie ... Nathan
Gina McKee ... Heather
Nicholas Farrell ... Anthony Quest
Emily Atack ... Tracey
Harish Patel ... Haji
Harvey Keitel ... Demi
Danica Johnson ... Miriam
Manzar Sehbai Manzar Sehbai ... Zulfikar
Harvey Virdi ... Banu
Hamish Rush Hamish Rush ... Ginger
Aqib Khan ... Pinoo
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A trusted driver must deal with his dead boss' Muslim mistress, her dark past pulling him into a life-and-death showdown with her notorious gangster cousin/ex-husband.

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The only men who get caught are those who don't love their wives enough... See more »


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lies We Tell: Gefährliche Wahrheit See more »

Filming Locations:

West Yorkshire, England, UK See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Gabriel Byrne and Harvey Keitel appeared in Point of No Return (1993). See more »

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A Waste of Time
8 October 2017 | by valockertSee all my reviews

This film is predicated on a very parochial premise, which could have redeemed itself if the humanism had a more profound portrayal. I found the plot and dialogue adolescent and the film was too boring to sit through. There was an ongoing presumption that the audience would have a cultural knowledge of Pakistanis in England, which left me feeling both bewildered and annoyed. The scenes were poorly linked and so much dialogue was either unbelievable or irrelevant to the story.

My feeling is that the entire story was executed by a director with good intentions but a shallow and tired premise of the cultural problems of a woman attempting to transcend cultural boundaries. The pathos failed to draw real emotion and minimal comedy could have been explored more. This movie is a waste of time and money.


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