Distant Shadow (2000)
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Michelle Wallace is a girl haunted by the demons of her past, having witnessed the brutal murder of her mother at the age of four. Sixteen years on she lives in a run-down boarding house looking forward to a future with her boyfriend away from the squalid life she has been leading. Michelle is befriended by her new neighbour, Charles Paskin, a mysterious middle-aged man. Unbeknown to Michelle, Charles is actually a British government assassin involved in a highly confidential operation. His mission is to retrieve government files about a top secret operation which has been stolen. He has been instructed to dispose anyone associated with these documents, but all is not as it seems. Through a bizarre turn of events, Michelle becomes embroiled in Charles's mission, and a fast-paced story of intrigue and suspense begins to unfold.
As a four-year-old girl, Michelle witnesses the brutal murder of her mother. Sixteen years later she is still haunted by memories of the traumatic experience. Now living in a squalid boarding house and struggling to pay the rent, she is befriended by Charles, a mysterious older man who moves in across the hall. It soon becomes apparent that there is more to this stranger than meets the eye and Michelle makes the mistake of investigating his activities, uncovering far more than she intended. She discovers that Charlie is working for the British government involved in a highly confidential operation that may have a connection with the murder of her mother. Through a series of twists and turns, Michelle is dragged into a world of violence, conspiracy and revenge where nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted.
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