Suspension of Disbelief

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  • NR
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 48 min
  • 4.2  (670)

Suspension of Disbelief is a thriller movie from 2012 directed by Mike Figgis, which follows a successful novelist named Martin who inadvertently becomes involved in a real-life murder mystery with dangerous consequences. The film stars Sebastian Koch, Lotte Verbeek, and Emilia Fox in the leading roles. The movie is based on the idea that writers deal with the suspension of disbelief every day, creating plausible scenarios and characters that their readers can believe in. However, when Martin's girlfriend is found dead, he is plunged into a real-world situation that seems too surreal to be true. The only lead he has is a woman called Angelique, who he suspects might be involved in the crime.

As Martin dives deeper into the investigation, he begins to realize that Angelique is not who she appears to be, and the more he uncovers, the more dangerous the situation becomes. He soon finds himself caught up in a web of deception and intrigue, unsure who he can trust and desperate to uncover the truth before it's too late.

Throughout the film, the director plays with the idea of what is real and what is imagined, as Martin struggles to distinguish truth from fiction. The lines between fantasy and reality blur, and the audience is left wondering who to believe.

The performances of the cast add to the intensity of the film, with Sebastian Koch perfectly portraying the haunted and conflicted writer at the center of the story. Lotte Verbeek brings a sense of mystery and intrigue to her role as Angelique, and Emilia Fox delivers a powerful performance as Martin's estranged wife, who appears to hold the key to the mystery.

The film's visuals also add to its sense of unease, with dark and moody shots of the London skyline juxtaposed with scenes of Martin's seemingly idyllic life in the countryside. The score, composed by Figgis himself, is haunting and atmospheric, adding to the film's sense of foreboding.

Suspension of Disbelief is a thought-provoking thriller that keeps the audience on the edge of their seat until the very end. The film raises questions about the nature of truth, the power of storytelling, and what happens when fiction and reality collide. It is a must-watch for anyone who loves a good mystery and is interested in the blurred lines between reality and imagination.

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    4.2  (670)