The Other Man (2008)

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The story of a husband who suspects his wife of adultery, and sets out to track down the other man in her life.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Abigail Canton ...
Craig Parkinson ...
Lola Peploe ...
Shop Assistant
Richard Graham ...
Lisa McDonald ...
Emma Fielding ...
Amanda Drew ...


In Cambridge, the software engineer Peter (Liam Neeson) and the shoe designer Lisa are successful in their careers and have been happily married for twenty-five years. They have an adult daughter, Abigail, and Lisa frequently travels to Milano to do business with the Gianni & Gianni Company. When Lisa is gone, Peter finds a message in her cellular and decides to snoop her e-mails and discovers in a secret folder named Love that she had a lover, Ralph. Peter travels to Milano and stalks Ralph; he finds that the man plays chess in a bar. Peter gets close to Ralph and discusses his relationship with Lisa without knowing that he is her husband. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Is knowing the truth worth living a lie?


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Release Date:

27 May 2009 (France)  »

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A másik férfi  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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Laura Linney replaced Juliette Binoche. See more »


Antonio Banderas' character runs past a public square where a man is sitting with luggage and a red jacket slung over the backpack, a second later Liam Neeson's character passes the same man who is now wearing the jacket but is in the same position. See more »


Abigail: [answering phone] Hello? Dad?
Peter: Listen, can I talk to you?
Abigail: Yeah. Just talk dad, it's what people do on phones.
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Sensitive study of infidelity. loss and loneliness
18 October 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Richard Eyre has carefully constructed an intimate tale of a man who discovers his wife's infidelity.

Liam Neeson and Antonio Banderas provide subtle and mature performances, with Romola Garai outstanding as the daughter.

The film is beautifully shot on location in Milan and Lake Como as well as in London and Ely.

The plot twists are effective, leaving one to reflect on how little we can truly know of the people around us.

Nevertheless, the denouement feels a little forced, even if a logical conclusion to the narrative.

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