Suspension of Disbelief

Suspension of Disbelief

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The film begins with Martin, an acclaimed scriptwriter currently entering a rocky patch in his career, giving a lecture to a group of students. This is a scene which we return to throughout as it provides clues as to the direction of the narrative. At a party that evening for his daughter’s birthday Martin meets the seductive and mysterious Angelique. When he finds her upstairs in his study the sexual tension is undoubtedly evident. However, when Angelique’s body turns up in a canal 2 days later we are led to question both Martin and the circumstances of her death. This mystery is increased yet further with the arrival of her twin sister Therese. Initially seeming to be the polar opposite of her sister a slow change appears in Therese and more and more she begins to resemble her sister; both in looks and personality. Over the course of the film the mystery about the sister’s past, the disappearance of Martin’s wife 10 years ago and Angelique’s death will all be called into question. Darkly erotic, psychologically challenging and full of twists and turns, Suspension of Disbelief will challenge viewers expecting straightforward narratives but will ultimately prove rewarding for those willing to lose themselves in its fascinating mysteries. “What is a script?” It’s a blueprint for a drama... It’s a kind of shopping bag full of ideas that hopefully will allow themselves to be arranged into a sequence that tell a story and engage the audience. This engaging of the audience, it’s vital. We make a contract with them to suspend their disbelief. The Suspension of Disbelief!
Starring Sebastian Koch, Lotte Verbeek, Emilia Fox
Director Mike Figgis