You are who you say you are. Think about that for a minute. What do any of us know about each other beyond that? You meet a new person, she tells you about herself, and, with no real reason to disbelieve her, you accept what she says. She’s a housewife, a lawyer, a teacher, an artist — she is who she says she is. Unless … she’s playing games. Why would she change her identity? Is she hiding from someone or something? Is she an undercover agent or a relocated criminal — is she psychotic? What if she ran into someone she knew in a previous … identity?
What’s this, you say? An original film, I say. Written and directed by Joshua Marston (Maria Full of Grace, The Forgiveness of Blood), his first English-language feature stars Rachel Weisz and Michael Shannon: she as an old flame, mysteriously returned to his life. He, now married, wants to follow her, but why? We want to follow her because we need to know.
Where Michael Shannon goes, I go. Complete Unknown also stars Danny Glover and Kathy Bates, and hits theaters August 26th.