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Intrigo: Death of an Author (2018)

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One solitary man at the rudder in a small open boat ploughs through a troubled sea off the Dutch coast.

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Daniel Alfredson

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Credited cast:
Ben Kingsley ... Henderson
Tuva Novotny ... Eva
Michael Byrne ... Keller
Benno Fürmann ... David
Elizabeth Counsell ... Fraue Bloeme
Veronica Ferres ... Kerr
Sandra Dickinson ... Madame H
Daniela Lavender ... Mariam
Erik Johansson Erik Johansson ... Mauritz
Gordan Kicic ... Journalist
Ed Cooper Clarke ... Thomas Neumann-Hansen
Jason Riddington ... Otto Gerlach
Sian Webber Sian Webber ... Judge
David Lowe ... Edgar L
Mladen Sovilj ... Young Man
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A small open boat ploughs through a troubled sea off the Dutch coast. One solitary man at the rudder. A few days later, when the wind has settled, the smashed up remains of the boat will be found a few kilometres to the south. Meanwhile in Stockholm. David is contacted by his publisher. A manuscript by the famous author Germund Rein has turned up at the publishing house. David has translated the earlier works of Rein and is now given first option to tackle this one. However the manuscript has arrived in Sweden cloaked in strange circumstances. It has not been published in its country of origin. This is the original manuscript and it is accompanied by a letter which states that under no circumstances must the book be printed in its initial language. David also learns that the author Germund Rein has taken his own life by attaching a weight to his body and disappearing into the depths of the Atlantic. The letter must have been the last thing he wrote before he ended it all. The ... Written by D&D

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Germany | Sweden | USA

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English

Release Date:

17 January 2020 (USA) See more »

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Death of an Author See more »

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Pula, Croatia See more »

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Tedious and consumptive
11 February 2020 | by cherry_townSee all my reviews

What is Ben Kingsley doing in this piece which can hardly be called cinematography? A remote Greek island, a vast reservoir of water beneath a road curve and the death by punching pencils in eyes are the only leftovers from the boring movie but even they would evaporate by the next day. Loose characters, a sycophantic mercurial perpetually drunk protagonist and his stalker which should necessarily be lame all in their haze add to the general feeling of comprehensive absurdity


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