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The Two Faces of January (Hossein Amini, 2014)

May 14, 2014

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Patricia Highsmith adaptation The Two Faces of January is very much in the narrative mould of the author’s familiar brand of Mediterranean noir. Athens tour guide Rydal (Isaac) befriends the wealthy Chester MacFarland (Mortensen) and his wife (Dunst). He then aids them when Chester’s shady past sees the pair needing to flee the country. Money seems to drive part-time scam artist Rydal, but ulterior motives soon reveal themselves…

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