- 1 hr 46 min
Derailed is a 2005 American thriller film directed by Mikael HÃ¥fstrÃ¶m and written by Stuart Beattie. The film stars Clive Owen, Jennifer Aniston, and Vincent Cassel. The plot revolves around two strangers, Charles Schine (Clive Owen) and Lucinda Harris (Jennifer Aniston), who meet on a train and begin an affair. Charles is a successful advertising executive who is unhappily married, while Lucinda is a financial advisor who also has an unhappy marriage. After some time, they agree to meet again, but when they are attacked by a violent criminal, Philippe LaRoche (Vincent Cassel), everything changed. Philippe blackmails Charles, threatening to expose his affair to his wife and destroy his life if he does not pay him a large sum of money. As Charles tries to keep the affair and the blackmail a secret from his family, Philippe's demands become increasingly dangerous and violent. Charles soon realizes that he has plunged into a deadly game of cat and mouse, and the only way to save his life and his family is to find a way to outsmart Philippe. But as Charles tries to outwit his blackmailer, he soon discovers that there are more secrets at play than he initially suspected, and that his life may never be the same again. Derailed is a tense and gripping thriller that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats. The performances by the lead actors are impressive, particularly Clive Owen, who portrays Charles as a man who is struggling with his actions and the consequences of his choices. Jennifer Aniston plays Lucinda with a combination of charm and vulnerability, while Vincent Cassel is menacing and unpredictable as the dangerous Philippe. The supporting cast, including Melissa George and RZA, also do an excellent job in their roles. The film's cinematography and score are also noteworthy, with the use of dark and shadowy lighting adding to the mood of tension and fear. The score by Edward Shearmur is effective in creating a sense of unease and suspense throughout the film. Overall, Derailed is a well-crafted thriller that will keep viewers engaged from beginning to end. It explores the themes of infidelity, trust, and the consequences of one's actions, and does so in a way that is both suspenseful and thought-provoking. The film is recommended for fans of the genre and those who enjoy a good mystery.