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The Two Faces of January. Trailer. Kirsten Dunst. Viggo Mortensen. Oscar Isaac.

Screenwriter Hossein Amini [The Wings of the Dove, Drive] makes a stylish directing debut with this sleek thriller set in Greece and Istanbul, 1962, and adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s novel. Intrigue begins at the Parthenon when wealthy American tourists Chester MacFarland [Viggo Mortensen] and his young wife Collete [Kirsten Dunst] meet American expat Rydal [Oscar Isaac], a scammer working as a tour guide. Instead of becoming his latest marks, the two befriend him, but a murder at the couple’s hotel puts all three on the run together and creates a precarious bond between them as the trio’s allegiance is put to the test.

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