• 2008
  • Canada
  • 1h 41min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Atom Egoyan
  • Written by: Atom Egoyan
  • Cast: Rachel Blanchard, Scott Speedman, Devon Bostick, Arsinée Khanjian
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A high school kid in Canada claims that before he was born his Middle-Eastern father put his pregnant mum on a plane to Israel with explosives in her luggage, but they were luckily found by customs. Is Simon (Bostick) telling the truth, or is this the boy running with an idea of his own, creating a fiction around his parents' actual death? A film that lingers nicely, despite the occasional weaknesses along the way.

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2 Mar 20103 stars

(15) 101min With its stilted dialogue and contrived plot revelations, this 2008 film by French Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan (the first of two films by Egoyan released in Scotland this fortnight) would seem to indicate a filmmaker who has lost his…

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