I Know You Know (15)

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Justin Kerrigan dedicates this tale of delusion and misadventure to his late father, who may have been the model for his protagonist.

Robert Carlyle plays Charlie, a man on a mission so opaque that his teenage son (Arron Fuller) can't begin to fathom it: is he involved in counter-espionage? A hitman, or a madman? The modest setting in small-town Wales suggests that Charlie hasn't such a firm grasp on reality, though Kerrigan can't gather these veils of uncertainty into an involving drama. We don't know what the hell is going on, and, by the halfway point, we don't much care. It's a disappointment from a director whose earlier Human Traffic banged the drum for 1990s club culture.

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