The Other ManMay 27, 2009
The story of a husband who suspects his wife of adultery, and sets out to track down the other man in her life.
Release Year: 2008
Rating: 5.5/10 (4,599 voted)
Critic's Score: 34/100
Stars: Liam Neeson, Antonio Banderas, Laura Linney
In Cambridge, the software engineer Peter (Liam Neeson) and the shoe designer Lisa are successful in their careers and have been happily married for twenty-five years. They have an adult daughter, Abigail, and Lisa frequently travels to Milano to do business with the Gianni & Gianni Company. When Lisa is gone, Peter finds a message in her cellular and decides to snoop her e-mails and discovers in a secret folder named Love that she had a lover, Ralph. Peter travels to Milano and stalks Ralph; he finds that the man plays chess in a bar. Peter gets close to Ralph and discusses his relationship with Lisa without knowing that he is her husband.
Writers: Richard Eyre, Bernhard Schlink
Is knowing the truth worth living a lie?
Image Entertainment [United States]|
Release Date: 27 May 2009
Filming Locations: Ealing Studios, Ealing, London, England, UK
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Did You Know?
Laura Linney replaced Juliette Binoche.
Antonio Banderas' character runs past a public square where a man is sitting with luggage and a red jacket slung over the backpack, a second later Liam Neeson's character passes the same man who is now wearing the jacket but is in the same position.
Listen, can I talk to you?
Yeah. Just talk dad, it's what people do on phones.
Sensitive study of infidelity. loss and loneliness
Richard Eyre has carefully constructed an intimate tale of a man who
discovers his wife's infidelity.
Liam Neeson and Antonio Banderas provide subtle and mature
performances, with Romola Garai outstanding as the daughter.
The film is beautifully shot on location in Milan and Lake Como as well
as in London and Ely.
The plot twists are effective, leaving one to reflect on how little we
can truly know of the people around us.
Nevertheless, the denouement feels a little forced, even if a logical
conclusion to the narrative.