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A Solid and Rewarding TV Film
on 10 June 2011
From Jack Gold, who also delivered one of the best Inspector Morse episodes, come this Graham Greene adaptation with undertones of Martin Guerre.
The performances are first rate and the screenplay functions well, although it does suffer from being a TV Movie and trying to deal with too many chunks rather than letting the plot develop.
All of that said it is a really satisfying adaptation, with a mature and good story from Greene, a good and haunted performance from Anthony Hopkins and a beautiful Kristin Scott Thomas proving that she is not only more beautiful than other Hollywood stars, but she is also smarter and wiser as an actress, the scene of the "return" is a moment to note here.
If like me you didn't know this movie then give it a chance, something brought you to this page and at this price it is worth a gamble.