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A man awakens from a coma, only to discover that someone has taken on his identity and that no one, (not even his wife), believes him. With the help of a young woman, he sets out to prove who he is.

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Professor Leo Bressler
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Storyline

A biochemist and his dishy wife arrive in Berlin for a conference at which a scientist and his controversial Arab funder will announce breakthrough research. While his wife checks into the hotel, he grabs a cab to return to the airport for his briefcase, left at the curb. En route, an auto accident puts him in a coma, from which he awakes four days later without identification and with gaps in his memory. He goes to the hotel: his wife refuses to recognize him and another man has claimed his identity. With help from a nurse, the cab driver, a retired Stasi agent, and an academic friend, he tries to unravel what's going on. Is the answer in the briefcase? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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hotel | coma | airport | briefcase | luggage | See more »

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Take back your life.


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Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of violence and action, and brief sexual content | See all certifications »

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18 February 2011 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,356,345 (UK) (4 March 2011)

Gross:

£6,432,496 (UK) (15 April 2011)
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Trivia

The plant developed by Professor Leo Bressler is called Zea saccharum. See more »

Goofs

After the explosion at the Hotel Adlon the screen shows Police cars driving by but the corresponding siren belongs to a Fire Brigade vehicle. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Pilot's Voice: Ladies and gentlemen, we're beginning our descent into Berlin Tegel, where local time is 8:30 AM, and the temperature is a cool minus four degrees.
Dr. Martin Harris: Morning.
Elizabeth Harris: Did you sleep?
Dr. Martin Harris: No. I'll sleep at the hotel.
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The opening credits are shown as clouds being viewed from an airplane blow past... not so crazy, except that it actually makes one of the credits unreadable. See more »


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Tchiribim
Performed by Watcha Clan
Written by Clement Queysanne & Karine Kallahoun (SACEM)
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Good persecutions, strength and suspense.
29 December 2013 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

A remarkable thriller directed by Jaume Collet- Serra ("House of Wax" , other notable horror film ) with a solvent Liam Neeson and Diane Kruger among key players. It begins as a film from identity theft, for the final stretch to turn in the plot and surprise. Maybe you can relate to this film a sequel to another film with Neeson, "Taken " 2008 Pierre Morel , but when you see it , you realize everything contrary . The film Collet- Serra, therefore, conveys strength, suspense, and keeps you stuck in the chair throughout its length, nearly two hours.

The action starts early with the accident suffered by the "Dr. Harris" and intrigue increases with the passing of the minutes making the viewer all possible unknowns arises. To highlight the good performance as always Liam Neeson and Frank Langella have interesting participation.

Also during the story's well filmed persecutions and many good supporting actors. Neeson is believable because it conveys very well the confusion in his characters, so it works fine. The film Collet- Serra, conveys strength, suspense, and keeps you stuck in the chair throughout its length, nearly two hours. It's a very entertaining movie.


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