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Guest of Honour (2019)

Veronica wants to remain in jail for a sexual assault she knows she's been wrongfully indicted for. She and her father, Jim, find themselves acting out of the bounds of good behavior as the past haunts them.

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Atom Egoyan

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Atom Egoyan
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Cast

Credited cast:
David Thewlis ... Jim
Luke Wilson ... Father Greg
Laysla De Oliveira ... Veronica
Isabelle Franca ... Young Veronica
Rossif Sutherland ... Mike
Tennille Read ... Roseangela
Gage Munroe ... Walter
Tamara Podemski ... Detective Grove
Sima Fisher ... Prisoner
Sugith Varughese ... Indian Restaurant Manager
John Bourgeois ... Gunter
Seamus Patterson ... Lenny
Alexandre Bourgeois Alexandre Bourgeois ... Clive
Juan Carlos Velis
Sochi Fried ... Alicia
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A man's daughter a high school teacher who is accused of abusing her position of authority with a student. When Veronica rebuffs Jim's attempts to secure her early release, Jim begins to take out his frustrations through his work as a food inspector.

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Release Date:

3 September 2019 (Italy) See more »

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What a fantastic lead performance!
8 October 2019 | by deborahpearsonSee all my reviews

All of the acting was superb but if the Academy Awards actually paid attention to independent films, David Thewlis would get a nomination. I knew he was a good actor but this performance is really outstanding. Also a very clever and surprising film all round. One of Egoyan's best.


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