Lies and Whispers

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  • R
  • 1998
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 6.2  (393)

Lies and Whispers is a 1998 gripping and intense psychological thriller that explores the themes of love, desire, desperation, and betrayal. Directed by the British director, David Sutherland, the movie successfully showcases the ugly and frightening side of human nature and the horrific events that can happen as a result of deceit and lies.

The movie tells the story of a young and beautiful woman named Samantha (Gina Gershon) who is happily married to her wealthy husband David (Neil Pearson). The couple lives in a prestigious location in London and Samantha seems to lead an idyllic life. However, things take a dark and dangerous turn when Samantha develops an obsession with her husband's best friend, Rex (Rade Serbedzija).

Rex is a charismatic and powerful man who is admired and respected by many. Samantha's infatuation with Rex starts to spiral out of control when she discovers that he is also having an affair with her friend and neighbor Jennifer (Patricia Hodge). Enraged and consumed by jealousy, Samantha begins to plot and scheme against both Rex and Jennifer.

As the plot unfolds, the movie explores the dark and sinister depths of Samantha's mind and the horrific consequences of her actions. Lies and Whispers is a perfect combination of clever writing, skilled directing, and astounding performances by the cast. Gina Gershon delivers a masterful performance, capturing the complex and twisted character of Samantha with skill and precision. Her portrayal of the character brings to life the duplicitous and cruel nature of the human psyche, and the dangers of unchecked desire.

Rade Serbedzija is equally impressive in his role as Rex. His character is powerful, charismatically, and dangerously alluring, and Serbedzija brings it all to life convincingly. His performance highlights the complexities and contradictions that exist within human nature, and the dangers of giving in to the darker side of our personalities.

The movie is set in the backdrop of a stunningly beautiful London and the cinematography captures the rich details of the city with remarkable skill. The city serves as a perfect setting for the events to unfold and provides a sense of the cosmopolitan environment in which the characters live, work, and socialize. The stunning visuals are also a stark contrast to the darkness and depravity of the characters' psyches, which makes for an intriguing visual experience.

The movie's powerful score, composed by the legendary composer, Richard Hartley, adds another layer of depth to the movie. The score perfectly captures the mood of the movie, swinging between haunting and powerful, creating an eerie and unsettling atmosphere.

In summary, Lies and Whispers is a powerful and haunting movie that delves deep into the psychology of human nature. Its themes of love, obsession, betrayal, and desperation are portrayed with skill and precision, making it a gripping and intense movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The movie is a must-watch for fans of psychological thrillers and anyone who is interested in the darker aspects of the human psyche.

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    6.2  (393)