‘Equal parts compelling and at times discomforting’

Written by By Staff Writer Featured image credit: Alamy Stock Photo Film, which will play in competition at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, is already garnering award buzz for its star, Indian-British actor Benedict…

'Equal parts compelling and at times discomforting'

Written by By Staff Writer

Featured image credit: Alamy Stock Photo

Film, which will play in competition at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, is already garnering award buzz for its star, Indian-British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, and its well-conceived action, along with themes of family connections, patriotism and cultural identity. It was directed by Edward Zwick and based on a screenplay by Zwick, who adapted the movie from a novel by Helen Garner.

It is a suspenseful tale of a distant brother pitted against his blood relative on a mission to find his wife and child, only to find himself in danger of being betrayed by someone whose loyalty remains in question. Cumberbatch plays Detective Senior Constable Angus Connolly, who is called out from solitude to locate his missing sister Rose (Dakota Fanning), while his estranged brother (Joe Morton) plots to use the evidence of a missing backpacker from Europe to help stay alive on a cruel continent.

The film also stars Rosamund Pike, Eddie Marsan, Gillian Anderson, Simon McBurney, and Rob Brydon, and is currently out in UK theaters and exclusively in theaters on February 1 in the US.

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