Friday, 20 June 2014

THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY

A period thriller centered on a con artist, his wife, and a stranger who flee Athens after one of them is caught up in the death of a private detective.

What a delightful little gem. Reminded me of those old Hitchcock thrillers we used to watch which had a straightforward plot, intriguing twists, and a satisfying resolution. Viggo Mortenson (Chester MacFarland), Kirsten Dunst (Colette MacFarland) and Oscar Isaac (Rydel) are all excellent and portray their characters, and the tensions between them, perfectly. The story develops at a good pace. Set in Greece, there's some beautiful landscapes. Elegant, engaging, and thoroughly enjoyable.

****

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