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Guest of Honour (2019)

Veronica wants to remain in jail for a sexual assault she knows she's been wrongfully indicted for. She and her father, Jim, find themselves acting out of the bounds of good behavior as the past haunts them.

Director:

Atom Egoyan

Writer:

Atom Egoyan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Laysla De Oliveira ... Veronica
David Thewlis ... Jim
Luke Wilson ... Father Greg
Tamara Podemski ... Detective Grove
Rossif Sutherland ... Mike
Tennille Read ... Roseangela
Gage Munroe ... Walter
Sugith Varughese ... Indian Restaurant Manager
Arsinée Khanjian ... Anna
John Bourgeois ... Gunter
Seamus Patterson ... Lenny
Sima Fisher Sima Fisher ... Prisoner
Isabelle Franca ... Young Veronica
Alexandre Bourgeois Alexandre Bourgeois ... Clive
Sochi Fried ... Alicia
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A man's daughter a high school teacher who is accused of abusing her position of authority with a student. When Veronica rebuffs Jim's attempts to secure her early release, Jim begins to take out his frustrations through his work as a food inspector.

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Fado singer Amália Rodrigues song "Dura Memória" is heard on the film. See more »

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What a fantastic lead performance!
8 October 2019 | by deborahpearsonSee all my reviews

All of the acting was superb but if the Academy Awards actually paid attention to independent films, David Thewlis would get a nomination. I knew he was a good actor but this performance is really outstanding. Also a very clever and surprising film all round. One of Egoyan's best.


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Release Date:

13 February 2020 (USA) See more »

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