. This time it is not his daughter; it is his mind. His wife January Jones does not recognize him; another man is using his identity, and mysterious assassins are hunting him. Yes, Neeson's character leaves his briefcase at the airport but come on people, do you want a movie or not? Thankfully, Neeson does a fine job keeping things grounded whenever the narrative starts to wander, with able support from Diane Kruger as a cab driver unwillingly along for the ride. Unknown is a psychological thriller that stars Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones, and Frank Langella. Read full profile Takes the winter chill off. After a near-death experience in Berlin, an American wakes up in a hospital room and his only knowledge is that he is Dr Martin Harris and he was there for a Biotech conference.
Oleh Dunia21 Synopsis A biochemist and his dishy wife arrive in Berlin for a conference at which a scientist and his controversial Arab funder will announce breakthrough research. This is where Diane Kruger enters the picture and her performance is first rate. He has real range, as has been proven in his more dramatic roles, but let's face it, even at the age he is now, he is a total badass. Except his wife not only denies him but appears to be married to a man also by the name of Dr Martin Harris. Action Mystery Thriller An American biologist attending a conference in Berlin awakens from a coma after a car accident, only to discover that someone has taken his identity and that no one, not even his wife, believes him.
Frantic that his wife doesn't know where he is, Harris's life turns into a Kafkaeque nightmare when he locates his wife who doesn't recognize him and worse is with another man who claims that he is Dr. Synopsis headlines this thriller about a prominent doctor on a business trip to Germany when he awakens from a coma to find that another man has stolen his identity and taken over his life. There was a couple of moments where I laughed out loud due to how ridiculous things were, but overall I just accepted that the whole premise was far-fetched and went with it. When he wakes in a hospital, he realizes that he has amnesia. I don't really think either sex can really claim it entirely. So what else is new? Nothing too deep is said, but it was nice that they acknowledged that these things exist. Following two years, Neeson moved to Dublin's Abbey Theater where he played out the works of art.
I guess if you really want to put an American in a harsh situation, have him lose his memory in a foreign country. He then proceeds to find out who he is. His wife January Jones does not recognize him; another man is using his identity, and mysterious assassins are hunting him. What will he do and where will he turn? Although neither one of them had a lot of screen time one might say they were underutilized , they did own the few scenes they were in. We are confused like Neeson's character and there are times we don't know if he will succeed. Martin Harris has just arrived in Berlin to deliver an important presentation when he realizes that his briefcase has gone missing, and leaves his wife, Elizabeth more 3. Good story for a mystery.
With an unlikely ally Diane Kruger , Martin leaps into a perplexing situation that will force him to discover how far he is willing to go for the truth. Martin Harris was an alias he was using to complete a job. The car chase scenes in the movie will also keep the action buffs happy, although the black car driven by the assassin is a bit too corny to believe. After a serious car accident in Berlin, Dr. Frank Langella as Rodney Cole and Sebastian Koch as Dr Bressler also infuse their characters with special qualities. A stand-out performance is offered by Bruno Ganz and also Diane Kruger supports Neeson quite well.
It is nice to see an aging actor play an upper middle-aged man who has perhaps lost his mind while running away from people trying to kill him. She practically sleepwalks through her limited role and doesn't really give off anything resembling human emotion, although that might have been on purpose. Liam Neeson plays skillfully, although not always sufficiently expressive, he gets to convey the sense of void of someone looking for some identity. He featured in the very foreseen Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 1999 as Qui-Gon Jinn, got a Golden Globe designation for Kinsey 2004 , played the secretive Ducard in Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins 2005 , and gave the voice to Aslan in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 2005. This movie made me feel as if I've just visited Berlin much more effectively than any other European based movie I can think of and that alone is worth the price of admission. Good cinematographyI particularly like the whole gray, dreary atmosphere that reflects the film's location's bleak weather.
The first of many twists is that, rather than using the trope of memory loss, Neeson apparently knows exactly who he is, but no one -- including his wife, played ably by January Jones -- believes him. Her genres of choice: kiddie flicks, animated movies, emotional dramas, historical features, war films, diverse biographies, and even dense, diabolically plotted thrillers. His turn as a quiet vagrant in Suspect 1987 earned great audits, as did supporting parts in The Good Mother 1988 and High Spirits 1988 - however he additionally featured in the best-to-be-overlooked Satisfaction 1988 , which likewise highlighted a then-obscure Julia Roberts - yet driving man status escaped him until the religion most loved Darkman 1990 , coordinated by Sam Raimi. There was also some nice on-location shooting in Berlin, although the visual palette of the film didn't really bring out anything spectacular. When they reach the hotel, Martin realizes that he left his briefcase at the airport. He goes to the hotel: his wife refuses to recognize him and another man has claimed his identity.
Bruno Ganz as an aging former Stasi agent gives a stand-out performance and Diane Kruger supports Nieson without the usual Hollywood theme of girl following for hero. If you enjoy this type of genre the way we do, you will not be disappointed. Pictures Keywords: , , , , , , , ,. Due to the awesome screen-play film scored 6. Neeson has seamlessly made the transition to action star and this movie succeeds on every level. Not since The Sixth Sense has a movie given me such a surprise at its ending.
Narrative-wise, the film is preposterous but still fun. Set in a depressing Berlin covered by snow, always marked by the sad signs of a more or less distant past, a good photography gets to capture the overall gloomy atmosphere of the story and the mystery of a character whose vicissitudes seem as much incomprehensible as much needing some resolution, and an effective final twist as well. Martin Harris Liam Neeson awakes to find his world in utter chaos. They get into a car crash and Neeson wakes up in the hospital where he has been in a coma for four days. He even returns to the hotel where he was supposed to be staying and finds his wife. To accurately describe my reasoning would delve into spoiler territory, so I'll just leave it at that.
Read full profile Bourne this way. Product Description The star of Taken and The A-Team jumps back into action with brute force! En route, an auto accident puts him in a coma, from which he awakes four days later without identification and with gaps in his memory. The two leading ladies also keep the entertainment level high, particularly January Jones of Mad Men fame who plays against type, as the loyal wife turned traitor. While his wife checks into the hotel, he grabs a cab to return to the airport for his briefcase, left at the curb. With help from a nurse, the cab driver, a retired Stasi agent, and an academic friend, he tries to unravel what's going on. This is not necessarily a bad thing; on the contrary, it helps his character out. An American biologist attending a conference in Berlin awakens from a coma after a car accident, only to discover that someone has taken his identity and that no one, not even his wife, believes him.