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  • 4 October 2007
The Counterfeiters

A Few Days in September (15) 117min ••• Intriguing, if occasionally incoherent political thriller set around 9/11 in Paris and Venice with Juliette Binoche’s French Secret Service agent helping to reunite her former American colleague Nick Nolte with his estranged Gallic daughter. Filmhouse, Edinburgh from Mon 15 Oct.

Feast of Love (15) 102min ••• Hollywood veteran Robert Benton (Bonnie and Clyde, Kramer Vs Kramer) directs an all-star ensemble cast led by Morgan Freeman, Greg Kinnear and Selma Blair in this smorgasbord-like meditation on love set within a close-knit community of friends in Oregon. General release from Fri 5 Oct.

The Invasion (15) 99min ••• Fourth version of classic 1950s science fiction thriller The Invasion of the Body Snatchers, starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig, directed by German filmmaker Oliver Hirschbiegel (Downfall), and reworked for the studio with more emphasis on the action by the Wachowski brothers (The Matrix trilogy). General release from Fri 5 Oct.

The Nanny Diaries (12A) 106min ••• Scarlett Johansson plays a college grad working as a nanny for a dysfunctional, wealthy New York family in this childcare satire. General release from Fri 12 Oct.

Resident Evil: Extinction (15) 95min •• Horny fan boys only for the third computer game-based science fiction chiller, which this time round finds Milla Jovovich’s gun toting babe kicking zombie butt in the Nevada desert. General release from Fri 12 Oct.

The Counterfeiters (15) 98min •••• Moving WWII drama. See preview, page 39. General release from Fri 12 Oct.

The Counterfeiters (Die Fälscher)

  • 4 stars
  • 2007
  • Germany / Austria
  • 1h 38min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Stefan Ruzowitzky
  • Cast: Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow

Wartime thriller based on real events, about a Russian Jew, forced to spend his days in a concentration camp manufacturing fake currency with which the Nazis attempted to flood the British and American economies – the largest counterfeiting operation in history. This is a compelling exploration of what men will do to keep…

A Few Days in September

  • 3 stars
  • 2006
  • Italy / France / Portugal
  • 1h 56min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Santiago Amigorena
  • Written by: Santiago Amigorena
  • Cast: Juliette Binoche, John Turturro, Sara Forestier, Tom Riley, Nick Nolte

A stripped down thriller taking place in the days leading up to September 11 2001. Irene (Binoche) is an agent, purportedly working for the French government, sent to rendezvous with the children of an American agent named Elliot (Nolte), who has been working undercover for some decidedly non-American individuals.

Feast of Love

  • 2 stars
  • 2007
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Robert Benton
  • Written by: Allison Burnett, Charles Baxter
  • Cast: Morgan Freeman, Greg Kinnear, Radha Mitchell, Selma Blair, Toby Hemingway, Stana Katic, and Fred Ward

Hollywood veteran Benton ('Kramer Vs Kramer', 'Nobody's Fool') directs an all-star ensemble cast in this nausea-inducing smorgasbord-like meditation on love, set within a close-knit community of friends in Oregon.