PG-13 | | Mystery, Thriller
A woman returns from holiday to find her husband has been murdered, and several groups of people are pressuring her to unravel the mystery of his true identity and activities during his final days.
The movie contains numerous connections to French New Wave films. Reference is made to Shoot the Piano Player (1960) and its star, Charles Aznavour, has a singing role at the end of this movie. Anna Karina, featured in several Jean-Luc Godard films, has a bit part.
You're a good listener
Joshua Peters: No. You're a good talker.
When Dyle is given the poison food in the prison by Charlie's mother at the end of the film, you can hear Dyle's screams, yet if you look closely as the camera follows Charlie's mother, you can see a glimpse of Dyle standing in the same position he was when given the food instead of writhing on the floor, as one would expect and as the sounds intimate.
Just as the reference for Francois Truffaut's "Tirez sur le Pianiste" is shown, a shot of Truffaut's grave is inserted.
The DVD release in includes several deleted scenes totaling to about eleven minutes. Among them are more of the visit with the Commandant, Regina mistaking a flirtatious man for Joshua, the opening of the mysterious package, and a flashback when Il-Sang, Emil, and Lola are in the army and Emil is playing bluegrass on his guitar.
English, French, Arabic
$2,270,290 27 October 2002