Monday, February 28, 2011

Unknown

The film Unknown starring Liam Neeson is based on Didier van Cauwelaert's Out of My Head, tr. Mark Polizzotti, first published in English in the US in 2004. The UK edition, titled Unknown, has only just been published, which I believe makes it eligible for consideration for this year's International Dagger.

When everything has been taken from you . . .

There’s nothing left to lose.

Martin Harris has been in a coma for three days.

When he wakes up, otherwise unharmed, he is shocked to discover that no one knows who he is – he no longer exists.

Worse still, another man is living Martin’s life. His identity, his home, even his wife have been stolen. He has lost everything.

Except his memory . . .

Will anyone believe that he is the real Martin Harris?

If not, is he mad?

Or is there a far darker explanation?

The UK release date for the film is 4 March. You can watch a (longish) trailer here.

2 comments:

Maxine said...

how many times has that plot been used?! (Waking from a coma and not knowing who you are.) I bet the book is better than the film, though.

Marce said...

I think I am going to try to go theatre this week to watch it, he is an amazing actor, love him.