THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY (M)
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The year is 1962. While on an idyllic summer holiday in Greece, a wealthy married couple (Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst) experience a spot of bother with the local police. Their only way out of the tangle is a wily young American tour guide (Oscar Isaac). This expertly executed adaptation of a second-tier novel from esteemed author Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr Ripley) is all about making a little niggle go a long way. Though there is unmistakeable unease in the air from the outset, first-time filmmaker Hossein Amini very skilfully keeps tension levels rising steadily throughout. Before you know it, The Two Faces Of January has got you in its grip, and won’t be letting go in a hurry.