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The two faces of January
Amini, Hossein, screenwriter, film director.
Publication Information:
[Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2015]

Los Angeles, CA : Magnolia Home Entertainment
Physical Description:
1 Blu-ray disc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Sleek thriller set in Greece and Istanbul in1962. Intrigue begins at the Parthenon when wealthy American tourists Chester MacFarland and his young wife Collete meet American expat Rydal, a scammer working as a tour guide. The two befriend him, but a murder at the couple's hotel puts all three on the run together and creates a precarious bond between them as the trio's allegiance is put to the test.
General Note:
Based on the novel "The two faces of January" by Patricia Highsmith.

Special features: Behind the scenes; theatrical trailer.
Reading Level:
Rating: PG-13; for some violence, language and smoking.
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BLURAY 2908 Adult Blu-ray Disc Open Shelf
BLURAY 2908 Adult Blu-ray Disc Central Library
BLURAY 2908 Adult Blu-ray Disc Audio Visual
BLURAY 2908 Adult Blu-ray Disc Audio Visual

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A wealthy American couple on a sightseeing tour of Athens draw a shady tour guide into a treacherous game of deception in this international thriller adapted from a novel by Patricia Highsmith. Athens, Greece: 1962. Charismatic Chester MacFarland (Viggo Mortensen) and his ravishing wife Colette (Kirsten Dunst) are soaking in the sights of the Acropolis when they cross paths with American-born tour guide Rydal (Oscar Isaac), whose instant charm and quick wit soon earn him an invitation to join the couple at dinner. A low-level con artist whose fluency in Greek helps him earn a healthy income on the side, Rydal fails to notice that his two new companions harbor some sinister secrets when he pays them a visit at their posh hotel, and stumbles upon Chester dragging an "unconscious" man down the hallway. Chester claims that he knocked the man out during a vicious attack, and after some convincing Rydal agrees to help him move the stranger out of the way. Meanwhile, his flirtations with Colette increasingly reciprocated by the sensitive beauty, Rydal's paranoia begins to mount as he realizes that he has become inexorably linked to the mysterious couple. But the real game has only just begin, and as Rydal searches desperately for a way out, the trio embark on a chase that takes them first to Turkey, and later to Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, where the crowded back alleys serve as the stage for one final, fateful confrontation. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi