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.
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fear and evil make deadly companions.
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9 November 2006 (Australia)
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Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $886,756
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Actress Toni Collette, who plays Sally Rowe, said of this film: "Sally Rowe is a forensic psychologist who is bought in to interview a young murder suspect. She goes in as an objective eye but the more time she spends with Alex [Eddie Redmayne], the more you see her being drawn into the nightmare. It infiltrates her life. On the shoot, I found myself in my hotel room at night looking around, thinking what is going on here?. I imagine the same thing would have happened to Sally Rowe whilst involved in a case like this...I did a lot of reading for the role. Greg (Read, writer-director) put together a file about Gestalt Psychology, Juvenile Psychology, excerpts from papers written by female psychologists who do forensic work...so it was a combination of reading and using my intuition. I take my hat off to people working in that industry because it is just so intense, you are dealing with life and death, and the whole mess in between. I was interested (as an actor) by the psychology of someone who deals with that on a day to today basis." See more
When Sally is reading about serial killers on the computer, she comes across something about Myra Hindley that has been mistakenly spelled as Mayra Hindley. See more
Alex is an egocentric megalomaniac with delusions of grandeur.
References The 39 Steps