The Two Faces of January

The beginning of the 60s of the 20th century. Arrive in Athens gloss glamorous pair — charismatic Chester Mcfarland and his young wife Colette. During the inspection of the Acropolis they get acquainted with the young American guide Ridala. However, the pair has something to hide, and soon a sudden turn of events forces them on the run. New friend agrees to help them, but he still has no idea what kind of trouble getting himself into...

Director:
  • Hossein Amini

Stars:
Release Date: 2014-08-28
IMDb icon 6.2/10
  • Country: FR, GB, US
  • Language: English | Greek | Turkish
  • Budget: $31,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $13,551,951
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reviews
Gaye Cowey
18 September 2014 | 08:50

A worthwhile film, although there was something that he still not enough, perhaps a more" live" storyline.

The actors are almost all small Viggo Mortensen played Chester.

On one side a man fought on the war, helped liberate Paris and in a bold and resolute man, with another "dark horse" from which is not know wait next moment, betrayed, or feat. Contradictory character got Viggo In there are a lot of" muddy" but also there is a place and nobility, though belated...

It is impossible to say the same thing about his wife Colette played one of my favorite Actresses Kirsten dunst.

Her image is very blurry in film clear that she really feels, what he wants. Loves or not loves her husband as applies to Reitalu and maybe she really is a beautiful doll that I bought for fun a clever con man Chester? It character left for me unsolved up to the end of personally me is a clear disadvantage.

Rydal — an educated young man that comes from America, pishushih graceful poems and generally owns the word and the situation. From it turned out to be a great tour guide and adventurer.

Can not understand what wants to do in life, escaped from custody rich father. Chester reminded him parent this fact was the reason for Dating.

These have such different personalities, have their own skeletons in the closet and their common.

And so.. . the case brings these three people together and then they already do not can bring. Shared secrets, which began in hotel where stopped the couple the Macfarlands holding that the Trinity harness it is not clear why the young guide to help couples. Love, curiosity, self-interest ?

In all of this you can understand if you see the movie.

Iranian screenwriter Hossein Amini's first directorial effort, quite successful on my opinion.

Also felt good operator's work, the picture catches the eye even if he is the story suddenly breaks and stops greatly inspire. Beautiful views of Greece, so as pleasing, it is a pity that they are not much of the picture. The majestic Parthenon, the ancient ruins on Crete on the Aegean sea... Impressive. Beautiful background for development of such heavy drama. Such a contrast is very to the theme.

The plot is absolutely love it rushing forward at full speed, but in General the film looks easy and interesting to follow the characters, their unpredictable behavior.

In my opinion is a movie about people in difficult life circumstances, and everybody shows your true self may not be very beautiful but sincere and so a human variety. The ending is strong.

8 from 10

Alma Nace
11 September 2019 | 08:38

Roman Highsmith whispers the unsaid. Symbolism — straight baby is. The couple at the same time reminds Rydal father fifteen-year-old mistress, twice struck by lightning, water, one and the same river shmotochnym bubbles adhere to the body — you know what you cheat, but continue to sink in the verbal deception. Roman Highsmith not perfect. He whispers naivete. French police kill one, and the other did not able to find the money, but any — ten thousand dollars in a pants pocket?! For Patricia it is important that he stayed with money, money for heroes Patti — the air. She is not defined, anyone it Rydell — the scammer or the lyrical hero with fragile internal organization. And this uncertainty of the novelist, covered with curtains of linguistic charm breaks Hossein Amini for time. So in the dim room with polupriznanie outlines of things and the blurred faces of the solar bursts into dazzling light and coarse texture.

About the texture. Perenasyshenny Oscar Isaac brightens everyday coreactant and density long hair and game eyes. In many scenes in his face appears soft, even feminine, heavy chin and a fleshy nose too become softer, and in the scene in the cafe when they with Mcfarland discuss the father of Rydal, in the face of the last glints of sardonic touch of lyrical pain, smile and glitter eye Rydell talking about past, relations with a father more than all Packed paragraph of the proposal.

On Mcfarland, on the Viggo Mortensen, the last thing you want to say. Although he's most of all, Oscar and Kirsten, suitable for its role. Amini, as a professional screenwriter, is defined with two characters no extra dodumki and problems. Rydell — a fraud. In first the scene when he oblaposhivaya rich student with the exchange of dollars for the drachma. Book heritage in 20 thousand dollars and heart grandma do not exist. The hero survives. Mcfarland — the old greedy crook. Interestingly, in the book Patricia Mcfarland draws a generous, exactly what he wants to seem so born in the wealth growing up with the bankrupt father, he a kind of noble crook, how to earn money as generously as they and spending. Have Amini Mcfarland — not a tradesman, a necessity is the mother of natural son of the proletariat, it carries a suitcase with money everywhere, causing a feeling of awkwardness from others. An explosive contrast.

With the heroine Kirsten all much sadder. When I read the book, but already knew that in the film Colette is going to play it, it in advance up to disappointment. Red-haired, with full lips and hips cool, this texture is difficult to find in modern cinema. Amini was not easily. So I fully support him in the renunciation of the double line of coincidence. The film version of "January" — it is only the relationship with Rydell father no cousin. Kirsten breathed, and played great. Puppet dimples on his cheeks. Life after Lars von trireme there.

Well in the movie need? Yes, in some scenes, Hussein forgets that many viewers may not know the book Highsmith. For example, when Rydell Mcfarland admits that slept with Colette. Patricia introduces the reader to the intimate scenes tete-a-tete, and we as readers to know it or not. Amini shows only a dent in the bed in the empty room and the viewer is left to believe Rydal, although this should not be. Not enough to the film is a colorful Greek scum Nico and feeling that the Rydell friends. All that would be noticed much brighter if in happened the final scene. In the stage the difference of the film from books at the same time addition to her. The book draws the intention of the protagonist to appear on the funeral honestly, if not a movie, I have forgotten about "the Two faces of January" is not here, but in a short time. Thanks to the final scene, Hussein was forced to swing the bowl literature — movie in favor of the motion pictures.

Yalonda Hephzipa
11 November 2014 | 01:09

Greece. Unforgettable white columns under the blinding sun, cream, sand and clean, ironed, elegant couple, bathed in his happiness. The idyll and the beauty of luxurious decorations of the Parthenon. But the sudden introduction of the charismatic scoundrel-the guide is the beginning of the end. Just one night in the smell of the Greek restaurant and the knocking at the door in the middle of marital manifestations of tenderness: now nothing is as before.

Always fun to see the throwing of criminals, sitting in a comfortable chair: that they fall, run and hide, tremble fear of exposure, and for what? All impossible to calculate and hope associates is here everyone for themselves: broke — therefore answer. If the action begins quite intriguingly, the end of burst insidiously was swollen bulb with a sharp needle. "The two faces of January" reminded me of "the Talented Mr. Ripley" that not surprising, given the same author, but the first picture much (well very much) loses the second as in terms of dynamics and the power of the message.

Atmospheric, sometimes intense, but yet lightweight. Burning Oscar Isaac and nobly asshole Viggo Mortensen look dignified and equal, that's fatal attraction Kirsten dunst to me not believe. In General, you can look, but is it necessary? Will go better again admire the vile Damon in eye-glasses playing other people's destinies.

faq
How much has The Two Faces of January made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $13,551,951.
How much did it cost to make The Two Faces of January?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $31,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie The Two Faces of January?
This tv-show was directed by Hossein Amini.
What is the genre of The Two Faces of January?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Thriller, Romance.
Who starred in The Two Faces of January?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Oscar Isaac, Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Daisy Bevan, Babis Chatzidakis.
What is The Two Faces of January IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 6.2.
When was The Two Faces of January released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2014-08-28.