Sleuth (2007)

We started the movie year 2008 off last Friday with "Sleuth" (in German, unfortunately). In this remake of a 1972 production, Michael Caine (who played the young man against Laurence Olivier in the 1972 production) plays a rich, oldish author who is approached by Jude Law (my, isn't he sexy?), asking the elder man to divorce his trophy wife so the younger one can marry her.

It is an amazing psychological thriller, with both men playing games with each other. The camera work is excellent, often focusing in close-ups on their faces. The actors are forced to work exactly with their mimics, and they do a fine job of it.

You are kept on the edge of your seat, not knowing what is real, what is not real, and what will happen next.

The movie was free from 12 years of age in Germany, so we took a bunch of teenagers along. In the States it was rated "R", and indeed, I do think 12 is a bit on the liberal side, as most of the conversation that took place was about sexual.

The set was just tremendous with all the modern art furniture and the moving parts, all set in motion with the flick of an Apple remote.

The adults voted that it was an okay film, the teenagers voted it really cool.

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