True Lies

True Lies

True Lies

  The films of Atom Egoyan are each time anew an event. Because there is hardly a contemporary director who brought together in a perfect manner similar intellect and emotion, visual and narrative sophistication complicated. Ararat, Egoyan’s last work was probably his most personal film, but could not convince at the box office, probably because the theming was the genocide of the Armenians too bulky to fit next to the usual suspects also “attract ordinary” viewers to the cinema. His latest film Where The Truth Lies – Where the Truth Lies, the German title is a bit unfortunate elected and fatally collides with a strip called Schwarzenegger True Lies – shows the master of nested existential stories now back in top shape, just as sensual and intellectual pleasure, the most Many viewers are desired.

The U.S. in the fifties, the golden era of the United States: Lanny Morris (Kevin Bacon) and Vince Collins (Colin Firth) appear as the comedy duo, and are at the zenith of her career. Lanny While the cynical, grubby, there Aufreißertypen who won with “Oops-now-I-come” attitude, the heart of the ladies, Vince is the British-supercooled gentleman who is responsible for a residual level of the shows. The truth behind the facade, however, looks different: Beyond the glamor that is drug and mafia entanglements dominate the lives of the two comedians, as well as the chase after quick sex, and the knowledge to be fatally linked to each other, for better or worse. One day a beautiful young woman apparently drowned (Rachel Blanchard) in the hotel suite of the two is found, it means the abrupt end to the career of the duo. Although both have for the moment of death a perfect alibi, but now the two comedians go their separate ways and avoid any contact with each other. 15 years later, makes the journalist Karen O’Connor (Alison Lohman) to writing a biography of the legendary duo that of course also the mystery of beauty in the dead should not be missed. Piece by piece, the writer is approaching to the true events of that fateful day, and reveals a web of lies and unspoken passions, desires and addictions, which they themselves can not escape.’s

At first glance, the main plot from the Truth Lies / Where The Truth Lies is a relatively simple knitted thriller, which deals superficially with the question of who is responsible for the death of a young woman. Behind this simple question that the film, despite his incredible stringency nested narrative structure, yes, there actually a suction, masks, however, many intricate subplots that give the film an almost philosophical depth, such as the question of the relation between truth and lie, staging and reality. By the way Egoyan dissected completely unobtrusive, but with relentless accuracy the social conditions and public double standards in American society – we would like to suggest – since the age of innocence, the golden fifties, has not really changed. A worldly-wise, shrewd, beguilingly played and exquisitely filmed work that one should look confidently many times, you will always discover something new here.

(Joachim Kurz)

Title: True Lies Original Title: Where The Truth Lies Country of production: Canada Year of production: 2005 Length: (# ) 108 (min) of material: Concorde Film Distribution

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