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Another Iain Banks tale on screen,
This review is from: Complicity [DVD] (DVD)
If you've seen "Crow Road" then you'll be immediately at home with this dramatisation of another Iain Banks novel as it has similar production values and a few familiar faces. I'm surprised this film is not better known and renowned. It's quirky, watchable and an entertaining 100 minutes of Scottish skulduggery.
The basic plot follows Cameron, a young Edinburgh based newspaper journalist, who is being led on a wild goose chase by an anonymous phone caller who uses a voice box. The sinister edge, though, is that the shady business people he is instructed to investigate keep coming unstuck at the hands of a particularly macabre serial killer. The police therefore take a serious interest in him and he increasingly looks framed as the film progresses.
Those familiar with Scottish TV and film productions will recognise a few faces here such as Bill Paterson, Ford Kiernan (Chewin' the Fat, Still Game) and Alex Norton (Taggart).
Complicity is an interesting tale that's been labelled "18" due to some notorious bedroom antics and the high number of graphic murder scenes.
As for the plot and how it unravels, well, it's worth remembering that Iain Banks studied Psychology at Stirling University so is well aware of the seismic impact that childhood events can have on the psyche of an adult.