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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.

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Drama | Mystery

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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

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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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Who says 'you only live twice'?
21 March 2017 | by t-dooley-69-386916See all my reviews

Tom played by Michael Shannon is having one of those 'crisis' moments in his life. Whilst on the surface he has all the trappings of success, under the wafer thin surface he is falling apart and losing those things that he had once used to define his very existence.

Then, at a dinner party, a work colleague brings a new 'friend', this is Alice (Rachel Weisz) and immediately Tom recognises her, only he does not remember any 'Alice'. Thus begins a night of revelations and stories at odds with normally acquired experiences. It is the story of one person who has escaped through reinvention and one who craves escape but is shackled by convention.

This is an indie type film but has a high quality production and with the cast it boasts is not short on good performances. The real strength here is the story itself and so that makes this one of those films where one viewing may be enough. That said it is still more than worth seeing even if it is just that once.


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