A forensic psychologist (Collette) is tasked with determining whether or not a minor should face murder charges for killing his schoolmate.

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Cast

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Nigel Colbie
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Martin McKenzie
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Susan Mueller
Jon Overton ...
Josh Campbell (as Jonathan Overton)
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Raj Mehta
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John Colbie
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Helen Colbie
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Headmaster
Hugh Sachs ...
Rev Donaldson
Liam McKenna ...
Mr Fergus
Bryan Robson ...
Mr Evans
Paul Sonkkila ...
Police Bureaucrat
Craig Crosbie ...
Coroner
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The forensic psychiatric Sally Rowe is called by Detective Martin Mackenzie to analyze the profile of the teenager Alex Forbes, who was found in a train station holding the body of his schoolmate Nigel Colby and with powder in his hand. Alex discloses his relationship with Nigel, who believes that they were descendants of the Templar Knights, and how Nigel used the power of his mind to control him. Mackenzie believes that Alex is the killer, but Susan investigates the family of Nigel under pressure of Alex's father, and finds that all of them belong to an ancient and powerful secret society. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Fear and evil make deadly companions. See more »


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Murderous Intent  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Goes by the title "Murderous Intent" See more »

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When Alex reads Nigel's book and looks at Nigel's family tree, Nigel's last name is spelled Colbie. However, when he is reading the newspaper at the end, Nigel's name is spelled Colby. See more »

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Alex Forbes: [cheeky] Do you have any children? Well, you're not bad looking. I think you're running out of time, you know?
Sally: [dryly] No, you're the one running out of time
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References The 39 Steps (1935) See more »

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Surprise! A good movie for once.
15 February 2008 | by (London Canada) – See all my reviews

A friend of mine in France suggested I watch this movie seeing as I enjoyed Sturridge's (Nigel) performance in "A Waste of Shame" and was pleasantly surprised considering all the duds I've seen lately.

What I thought started out to be one of those moody, atmospheric boarding-school inter-relationship art-house melodramas turned into a well-done, well-photographed and well-written and for sure well-acted engrossing movie -- far from being dull as some others have commented -- with just enough little plot twists without going over the top and leaving the audience totally confused. Sometimes these told-in-flashback movies don't turn out too well because there's oftentimes not enough information supplied during the rest of the movie to support the big surprise at the end: you feel cheated and tricked because you didn't see it coming. Not so here. If you pay attention and watch closely, you're not at all surprised by the closing scene on the train, and think it was inevitable.

The chemistry between the two leads, Alex and Nigel, is a treat in itself to witness, more so because the developing relationship builds slowly instead of Nigel winning Alex over to his train of thought right off the bat: you're never sure if Nigel won.

Watch this movie, you'll enjoy it. Believe me, it's far from dull.


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