As his directorial debut, screenwriter Hossein Amini (Jude, Wings of the Dove, and Drive, but also 47 Ronin) takes on a Patricia Highsmith Oedipal triangle. It’s 1962. Chester (an underplayed, genuinely scary Viggo Mortensen) is a shady, middle-aged American businessman vacationing in Greece with his much-younger wife (Kirsten Dunst).
When he accidentally kills the PI sent to sniff him out, he enlists the help of their young Greek-American guide (Oscar Isaac), who is clearly attracted to his wife, and tangled webs are weaved. Literate, sexually charged, atmospheric, and smolderingly suspenseful. Japanese title: Girisha ni Kieta Uso. (98 min)