Sunday 19th February 2012
Released on DVD by Chelsea Films on 2nd April 2012, from Lars Von Trier's Zentropa Productions comes ID:A, a brand new thriller directed by Christian E. Christiansen, director of the Oscar nominated live-action short film "Om Natten" (aka At Night) and last year's number one US box office smash The Roommate.
Produced by Louise Vesth (Melancholia), along with Executive Producers Peter Garde (Melancholia; Antichrist) and Peter Aalbaek Jensen (Melancholia; Antichrist) and starring Tuva Novotny (Eat Pray Love; Stoned), Flemming Enevold (The Killing II) and Carsten Bjornlund (The Thing; The Killing II), ID:A is the latest addition to an impressive wave of intelligent, high quality Scandinavian crime thrillers that includes Borgen, Wallander, The Killing and the screen adaptations of Stieg Larsson's Millennium books.
A young woman awakes to find herself lying in a river in the French countryside with a recently treated scar on her stomach and no recollection of who she is or how she got there. Beside her is a duffel bag containing two million Euros. She seeks refuge in a hotel in a small village nearby, where she adopts the name Aliena and discovers, by way of her accent, that she is possibly Danish. Disturbingly, she also becomes aware that several mysterious men are stalking her.
Heading to Denmark in search of her true identity, Aliena finds a clue when she overhears a recording and recognizes the voice of an opera singer named Just Ore. From this unexpected starting point she slowly begins to piece together the complicated details of her recent past and finds it wrought with tragedy and danger.
Following a long line of superlative and compelling amnesia-based thrillers such as Spellbound, the Bourne trilogy, Total Recall, Memento, Mulholland Drive and others, ID:A boasts a taut Hitchcockian plot that expertly teases the viewer with gradually revealed fragments of information before unveiling the final shocking truth about Aliena's life and who she really is.
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