Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit (CPTC), Canal+, Studio Canal
Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones, Aidan Quinn, Bruno Ganz, Frank Langella, Sebastian Koch, Olivier Schneider, Stipe Erceg
Dr. Martin Harris (Liam Neeson) and his wife (January Jones) have just arrived at a conference in Berlin where he is a guest speaker. Upon arriving at the hotel, he finds he left his briefcase in the airport and jumps into a cab to get to the airport to get it back. On the way he is in an accident and wakes up 4 days later in a hospital. Upon returning to the hotel he finds no one has ever heard of him, and his wife is attending the conference with a different guy and has never heard of him. Something sinister is going on as he knows who he is, but no one else in the world seems to know him. Fortunately he finds a few friends along the way who believe him, and someone is out to kill him so it sets off on a chase of trying to discover who he is and why everyone is after him.
This was a really exciting and hard to predict movie. The outcome was nothing like I expected it to be. It’s full of action, gun battles, car chases, and lots of fights. But it’s also a very complex situation he’s caught in and there’s a lot of suspense and excitement (and confusion in trying to figure it all out). Liam is excellent in this role, and it’s one of his best. Diane Kruger as the mysterious illegal Gina the cab driver who saves Dr. Harris but doesn’t want to be found later is also very good. January Jones and Aidan Quinn mostly mail in their roles, but they are put in a role that is very one dimensional so it’s not really their fault. But the action and adventure in this movie never stops and keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout. There are even a couple surprise moments in the film that made me drop my popcorn!
I really enjoyed this film, and if you a action, mystery, suspense kind of person, you will too. Very worthwhile to catch this one in the theater where the action is big and the sound is excellent. I highly recommend this film.
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