Watch In the Cold Light of Day
- 1 hr 7 min
In the Cold Light of Day is a gripping thriller directed by Rudolf van den Berg and released in 1994. The movie stars Frances Barber, Jim Carter, Stephanie Cole, and Bernard Hepton, and is set against the backdrop of the aftermath of World War II. The movie follows the story of a young British soldier named Jamie (played by Mark Strong). Jamie has just been released from a German prisoner of war camp and is returning to his hometown in England. On the train ride home, he meets a mysterious and beautiful woman named Mara (played by Frances Barber) who asks him strange and seemingly random questions about his life and his past.
As Jamie settles back into civilian life, he begins to experience strange and unsettling events that seem to be related to his time as a prisoner of war. His girlfriend, Claire (played by Saskia Reeves), is killed in a car accident that Jamie was somehow involved in. Jamie is haunted by nightmares of his captivity and by the memories of the terrible things he witnessed and endured during the war.
As the movie progresses, Jamie becomes increasingly paranoid as he realizes that he is being followed and surveilled by shadowy figures who seem to be connected to Mara. He discovers that Mara is involved in a conspiracy to capture German war criminals who have evaded justice and are living free and wealthy lives in post-war Europe. Jamie begins to work with Mara and her team to track down and capture these criminals.
The movie is a tense and atmospheric thriller that explores themes of guilt, trauma, and justice. The performances by the cast, especially Frances Barber as Mara, are outstanding and add depth and complexity to the story. The cinematography is beautiful and captures the dark and moody atmosphere of post-war Europe.
In the Cold Light of Day is a movie that keeps the audience engaged and guessing until the very end. The twists and turns in the plot keep the story fresh and exciting, and the characters are all interesting and well-drawn. Overall, this is an excellent movie that deserves more recognition and attention than it has received.