Samuel Pierret (Gilles Lellouche) is a nurse who saves the wrong guy -- a thief (Roschdy Zem) whose henchmen take Samuel's pregnant wife (Elena Anaya) hostage to force him to spring their ... See full summary »
With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers.
One definitely shouldn't have very high expectations from a thriller. It should be suspenseful, entertaining and at least remotely connected to basic logic. Another rule is viewer's ability to suspend belief and forgive an occasional plot hole.
So all that said, "The Hidden Face" is a nifty, slick little thriller with a hefty dollop of erotica and powder sugar dash of classical music excerpts meant for a new car advertising campaign. The twists and turns work pretty well if you are in a somewhat forgiving mood, but there is not much character development. These one-dimensional pretty people have as much depth as models in an advertising print. But then, I promised not to nitpick.
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