Revolves around Frank, an American tourist visiting Italy to mend a broken heart. Elise is an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path.


Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (screenplay), Christopher McQuarrie (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Depp ... Frank Tupelo
Angelina Jolie ... Elise Clifton-Ward
Paul Bettany ... Inspector John Acheson
Timothy Dalton ... Chief Inspector Jones
Steven Berkoff ... Reginald Shaw
Rufus Sewell ... The Englishman
Christian De Sica ... Colonnello Lombardi
Alessio Boni ... Sergente Cerato
Daniele Pecci Daniele Pecci ... Tenente Narduzzi
Giovanni Guidelli ... Tenente Tommassini
Raoul Bova ... Conte Filippo Gaggia
Bruno Wolkowitch ... Capitaine Courson
Marc Ruchmann Marc Ruchmann ... Brigadier Kaiser
Julien Baumgartner ... Brigadier Ricuort
François Vincentelli François Vincentelli ... Brigadier Marion


Elise (Angelina Jolie) sits next to an American tourist, Frank (Johnny Depp), on a train going to Venice. She has chosen him as a decoy, making believe that he is her lover who is wanted by police. Not only will they need to evade the police, but also the mobster whose money her lover stole. Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)

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It all started when he met a woman. See more »


Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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It was co-writer Julian Fellowes's idea to set the film in Venice. See more »


From the time the snipers fire their rifles until the glass breaks in the hotel room seven seconds have transpired. AT 2,500 feet per second that a bullet travels the snipers would have had to have been approximately 3.3 miles away. That would be an incredible shot. When the camera cuts back to the room with Depp/Jolie, the scene is in slow motion. The 7 seconds in slow motion time is probably less than 1 second of real time. So, less than 250 feet distance. Also, would the bullets shatter the window glass that way or just drill through the glass? See more »


[two thugs enter the hotel room. Frank locks himself in the bathroom and calls the reception]
Frank Taylor: Hello? please help!
Hotel Concierge Alessio: [answers the phone] Buongiorno, signore.
Frank Taylor: Buongiorno... I, I need help! There are two men trying to break down the door...
Hotel Concierge Alessio: I see, what kind of problem do you have with the door, sir?
Frank Taylor: No, no, no! There are two men with guns trying to break in!
[caught in panic, Frank tries to explain the situation in Spanish instead of Italian]
Frank Taylor: Dos hombres, con... con pistolas!
Hotel Concierge Alessio: [amused] Your Spanish is ...
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Decent Homage to '50s/'60s Kind Of Film
6 April 2011 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Thanks to a lot of negative reviews, my hopes on enjoying this movie were pretty I wound up pleasantly surprised that the film was, at very least, entertaining. Yeah, it was not hard to guess the "twist" near the end, but it was an enjoyable, mellow ride.

This movie reminded me of old films, '50s and '60s-type spy films in which there is little action but the characters are interesting enough to make you pay attention and see if you can guess who's who and what's what. Kind or like the 1963 hit "Charade," except this movie is much more low key. Cary Grant would have been ideal in Johnny Depp's role.

Despite mostly dialog-driven, Angelina Jolie and Depp have star-power faces that will have you involved as does the great European scenery and photography, which is first rate on a Blu-Ray.

All in all: a pretty good subtle film and worth a rental.

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Release Date:

10 December 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,472,458, 12 December 2010

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