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Complete Unknown (2016)

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As a man contemplates moving to a new state with his wife for her graduate program, an old flame - a woman who often changes identities - reenters his life at a birthday dinner party.

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Joshua Marston
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Erin Darke ... Holly
Rachel Weisz ... Alice Manning
Hansel Tan Hansel Tan ... Magician (as Hansel S. Tan)
FaTye FaTye ... Mike (as Gary F. Francis Jr.)
Zach Appelman ... Malcolm
Michael Shannon ... Tom
Michael Chernus ... Clyde
Azita Ghanizada ... Ramina
Omar Metwally ... Farshad
Frank De Julio ... Mark
Condola Rashad ... Sharon
Chris Lowell ... Brad
Tessa Albertson ... Tilda
Kelly AuCoin ... Dave
Kathy Bates ... Nina
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Storyline

This shape-shifting tale of the perils and pleasures of self-reinvention begins at a dinner party, when Tom's (Michael Shannon) co-worker arrives with an intriguing date named Alice (Rachel Weisz). Tom is convinced he knows her, but she refuses to acknowledge their history. And when Alice makes a hasty exit, Tom sets off after her. What follows is an all-night odyssey shared by two people, one needing to change his life, the other questioning how to stop changing. Written by Amazon Studios

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You are who you say you are.

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Persian

Release Date:

26 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Akit senki sem ismer See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,149, 28 August 2016

Gross USA:

$191,761

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$217,473
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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The cast includes two oscar winners: Kathy Bates and Rachel Weisz. And one oscar nominee: Michael Shannon. See more »

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Solar
Performed by Miles Davis
Written by Miles Davis
Courtesy of Fantasy Records
By Arrangement of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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Pants On Fire
7 September 2016 | by GManfredSee all my reviews

How to separate truth from fiction in Rachel Weisz's character in "Complete Unknown" is the key to the story of a biologist who has led a deceptive life laced with a ton of 'fertilizer'. She has so many falsities in her life story she can't keep them all straight. She appears at a party at Tom's (Michael Shannon) house as the date of his best friend and beguiles the group with so much fabrication that they begin to see through her. But not as fast as Tom, who dated her at some time previous and knows that she isn't even using her real name.

"Complete Unknown" is a character study, about which the moral is 'know thyself' (unless, of course, you don't want to). Lot of good chemistry between Shannon and Weisz, who play off each exceptionally well. The story becomes increasingly beside the point as watching the two display their acting chops. In sum, a silly story held together by two pros. It's an 'indy' which won't get a lot of exposure but is a treat from an acting standpoint.


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