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Quicksand (2003)

R  |   |  Drama, Crime, Thriller  |  26 May 2005 (South Korea)
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After a workaholic banker journeys to Monaco to investigate the suspicious activities of a company, he finds himself framed for murder and running for his life.

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Martin Raikes
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Jake Mellows
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Lela Forin (as Judith Godreche)
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Oleg Butraskaya (as Rade Sherbedgia)
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Michel Cote
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Joey Patterson
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Elina Löwensohn ...
Vannessa (as Elina Lowensohn)
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Emma
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Nicoli
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Vincent Deschamps
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Jean Pillon
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The workaholic head of the compliance section of a New York bank flies to Monaco to investigate unusual deposits from an offshore bank and meets a down-on-his-luck international film star who has become embroiled in criminal activities. Written by Anonymous

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He's running for his life and running out of time. See more »

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Drama | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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Also Known As:

Quicksand - Gefangen im Treibsand  »

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Final feature film of director John Mackenzie. See more »

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The dead girl in the bed in the start of the movie blinks, not only once, but twice (!) before the sheet lying over her is pulled away. See more »

Quotes

Jake Mellows: What are you doing in my fucking room? Eh? Answer me, you stupid string of piss!
Martin Raikes: I'm just looking for my daugther.
Jake Mellows: [to the woman in his bed] Are you his daugther? She's not here. And even if I had slept with her, I don't remember the little tart.
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A rather under rated movie
24 December 2010 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

This is a well crafted albeit formulaic movie. I don't find much fault with it - a blinking corpse can't distract me (contrary to other reviewers, as it seems). Incidentally, irritation is a major factor in the story, the main character, an ultra pedantic controller from a global consultancy enterprise (frankly a great, contemporary creation and a good, convincing performance by Michael Keaton) represents just a little, irritating grain of sand in the international machinery of crime.

The plot is the 39 steps, Saboteur, North by Northwest etc. all over. A wrongly accused and framed man on the run gets help from a beautiful woman and succeeds in turning the table on his pursuers. The grace, elegance and beauty of actress Judith Godrèche is a major asset of Quicksand. As far as the crime and the front for it are concerned, I found the movie credible. I assume in this aspect it relates to actuality more accurately than one might feel comfortable with. White slave trade from Eastern Europe is a new and unpleasant reality in Western Europe and probably in America as well. It happens in front of our doorsteps, so to speak. If Quicksand helps to bring this to mind, all the better.

They had some excellent location scouts working on this movie. Almost the whole story evolves in and around the town of Nice and I found they caught the feel of this picture postcard place with its not so nice underbelly perfectly. There is a great assassination scene in the central district - and one will find references to Hitchcock's Nice- movie To Catch a Thief here and there. My favorite location is the small open air cinema high up above the coastline in the hills which serves as meeting place between Keaton and Godrèche. Who wouldn't like to be there when the


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