Director: Hossein Amini
Writer(s): Hossein Amini and Patricia Highsmith (Novel)
Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Oscar Isaac and Viggo Mortensen
Screenwriter Hossein Amini (The Wings of the Dove, Drive) makes a stylish directing debut with this sleek thriller set in Greece and Istanbul, 1962, and adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s novel. Intrigue begins at the Parthenon when wealthy American tourists Chester MacFarland (Viggo Mortensen) and his young wife Collete (Kirsten Dunst) meet American expat Rydal (Oscar Isaac), a scammer working as a tour guide. Instead of becoming his latest marks, the two befriend him, but a murder at the couple’s hotel puts all three on the run together and creates a precarious bond between them as the trio’s allegiance is put to the test.
“a gripping old-school suspenser.” – Peter Debruge, Variety
“Carefully directed and gorgeous to look at, with haunting performances and maximum suspense.” – Rex Reed, New York Observer