The Truth About Charlie
- 1 hr 44 min
'The Truth About Charlie' is a 2002 thriller starring Thandie Newton, Mark Wahlberg, and Tim Robbins. It was co-written, directed, and produced by Oscar winner Jonathan Demme. Set in Paris, it chronicles the cat-and-mouse mystery and pursuit of Regina Lambert (Newton) after the curious death of her husband, Charlie (Stephen Dillane). The movie begins with Regina on a skiing holiday. She tells a friend her intention to divorce her husband. She returns to their Paris apartment, finding it totally bare. A inspector on the scene informs her that Charlie has been murdered. The authorities give Regina her late husband's travel bag, replete with a letter addressed to her, passports with multiple aliases, and a ticket to Venezuela. At Charlie's funeral, three mysterious men show up. They stick Charlie's body with a pin and hold a mirror under his nose to confirm his death. Regina is mortified. Summoned to the CIA at the U.S. Embassy, Regina discovers the three men are World War II veterans. Once contracted to deliver gold to the French Resistance with Charle's help, the men stole the money and dispersed. One of the men subsequently died in a German ambush, and Charles then absconded with the gold on his own. The U.S. government insists Regina has the gold, and they demand its return. The three men Charlie duped also want the gold. Regina is befuddled and perfectly innocent, but thus begins a fantastic series of chases rife with romance and intrigue typical of a grand espionage thriller. Peter Joshua (Wahlberg), a mysterious and enchanting man Regina previously met on her skiing holiday, resurfaces to lend her aid. When his feelings for her deepen, he confides in Regina, telling her about Carson Dyle, revealed as his brother. He shares with her his belief the other three men merely murdered his brother, so as to split the gold between fewer parties. Reggie must trust Dyle, avoiding death as she searches for 'The Truth About Charlie'.