The Invisible Guest

The Invisible Guest ★★★★

This film is pretty much: opening scene, TWIST, characters talk, TWIST, someone dies, characters panic, TWIST, flashback, TWIST, flashback, TWIST, TWIST, TWIST. That might sound a little convoluted but this is actually smartly arranged. The way the story spins together, the swerves and twists actually feel logical because the structure of the film—based around a man and his lawyer attempting to work out the ins and outs of a hard-to-believe tale— encourage the characters to actually attempt to verbally explain and work out what’s going on, and it’s easy to feel like you’re a part of the whole process. It moves at such a pace, and things are uncovered and proven/disproven so quickly, that there’s little time for any pointless baggage you sometimes find in these sorts of thrillers. It’s also got a very slick aesthetic. I wouldn’t be surprised if there was an American remake on the way, considering it looks and feels quite American anyway.

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