Mortensen, Dunst a glamour couple in Hitchcock vein in Berlin
Published on Feb 12, 2014 6:28 AM
BERLIN (AFP) - Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and the breakout star of the last Coen brothers movie, Oscar Isaac, team up in the stylish Hitchcock-inspired thriller The Two Faces Of January which premiered Tuesday at the Berlin film festival.
The movie marked the highly anticipated directorial debut of Iranian-British screenwriter Hossein Amini, who penned blockbusters such as 2011's Drive.
It is based on a novel by the late US crime writer Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr Ripley), who delighted in ripping away the veil of middle-class propriety to find what lurks beneath.
The film opens in a sun-kissed Athens of the 1960s, with besotted American couple Chester and Colette (Mortensen and Dunst) impeccably dressed and touring the Acropolis.
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