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In 1959 Brighton, disgraced cop turned private detective Tony Aaron works largely on falsifying adulteries for use as evidence in divorce cases. He involves his wife as the fictional ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Tony Aaron
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Frank
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Hazel Aaron
Alan Talbot ...
Powers
Malcolm Storry ...
Waterston
Martin Grace ...
Colin
Kevin Moore ...
Barrister
Stephen Oxley ...
Hotel Deskman
Colin Dudley ...
Hotel Waiter
Richard Graham ...
Denny
Alison Ruffelle ...
1st Chambermaid
Michael Almaz ...
Stasio
Victoria Alcock ...
2nd Chambermaid
Tony Hughes ...
Undertaker
Alphonsia Emmanuel ...
Selina
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In 1959 Brighton, disgraced cop turned private detective Tony Aaron works largely on falsifying adulteries for use as evidence in divorce cases. He involves his wife as the fictional co-respondent for painter Carlo Stasio but the pair are shot dead in the hotel room. In charge of the case is Frank, Tony's ex-partner still on the Brighton force. His most likely suspects are Angeline, Stasio's mistress who is set to inherit his house and pictures, and Tony himself, parts of whose story don't seem to add up. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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How close can you get to a killer before you're too close?

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Rated R for areas of strong violence and sensuality, and for language | See all certifications »
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28 February 1992 (USA)  »

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A Sombra de uma Suspeita  »

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$221,295 (USA)
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Several scenes are shot on an undercliff walk, using the white cliffs of Peacehaven as a backdrop. This walking area was not created until the 1970-'80s. See more »

Soundtracks

CHRISTMAS ISLAND
Performed by Dicky Valentine
By courtesy of The Decca Record Company Ltd
Written by Lyle Moraine
Copyright Northern Music Company
Licensed by MCA Music Publishing
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one of the best films I've ever seen!
17 February 2002 | by (Belgrade, Serbia) – See all my reviews

This is the best erotic thriller ever! (Although I have to warn you, don't expect too many sex scenes here- it definitely is an erotic thriller, but that's more to do with the story, atmosphere and tension between the main characters.)

A dark, gritty British thriller full of suspense, it's miles away from the rubbish like 'Basic Instinct' etc. Here you have a convincing story, three-dimensional characters whose motivations are believable, and it plays with film noir conventions and viewers' expectations -managing to pull the MOST UNEXPECTED PLOT TWIST EVER in the end! I was fooled, as I'm sure everyone who's ever watched it!

And also when you watch it again, knowing what actually happened, you can see that everything makes sense, there are no plot holes here. It's a very good story about ambition, betrayal and love.

I just want to add- Simon Moore (who also wrote '10th Kingdom') is a genius!!


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