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Time Out says

Essentially a stagey two-hander in which, in a strangely sinister, seemingly timeless police station, inspector Polanski interrogates the partly amnesiac Depardieu, who claims he's a famous author but who may in fact be responsible for a murder committed near the novelist's home. Emphatically metaphorical and full of thumpingly obvious symbolism, Tornatore's film depends heavily on the two leads for effect - Polanski's sly, shrewd performance outshines Depardieu's broader turn - but even they can't distract from the ludicrous contrivance of the film's threadbare central conceit.
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Release Details

  • Duration:108 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Giuseppe Tornatore
  • Screenwriter:Giuseppe Tornatore
  • Cast:
    • Gérard Depardieu
    • Roman Polanski
    • Sergio Rubini
    • Nicola di Pinto
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