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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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Rafe
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Peter
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Vera
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Ralph
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George
Lola Peploe ...
Eleanor
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Eric
Lisa McDonald ...
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Gail
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Guy
Amanda Drew ...
Joy
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In Cambridge, software engineer Peter (Liam Neeson) and 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 cell phone 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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shoes | e mail | love | chess | adultery | See All (59) »

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Is knowing the truth worth living a lie?


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Rated R for some sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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27 May 2009 (France)  »

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A másik férfi  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Liam Neeson and Laura Linney previously played husband and wife in "Kinsey." See more »

Goofs

The piece of paper written end ripped by Lisa on the bed is bigger then the one inside the red shoe. See more »

Quotes

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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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode #24.2 (2009) See more »

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Complex and lovely
10 December 2011 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

This isn't a simple film. It's a film that plays with time to tell a story encompassing love, jealousy, anger, loss and pain. It covers the gamut of emotions one feels when betrayed and follows the path a man goes down as he discovers his wife has had another love.

I loved Liam Neeson's descent into jealous rage and the discoveries he made about himself, his family and his relationship as he discovers secrets from his wife's past. A moody film, perfectly adapted to its subject matter, you feel drawn into Neeson's character's despair.

It's not the best film I've seen recently but it's one I'm glad I saw and would heartily recommend it to others who are willing to think a film through its details. The acting's good and both Liam Neeson and Laura Linney carry the plot well. Antonio Banderas plays a less rounded role, but still does so enjoyably.

Definitely a film worth watching.


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