The Big Picture review

Less a traditional chase thriller, more a study of self-reinvention, Eric Laritgau’s film follows Parisian lawyer Paul (Romain Duris), who accidentally kills his wife’s lover in a scuffle.

With echoes of Antonioni’s The Passenger, Paul fakes his own death and adopts the deceased man’s identity, fleeing to Montenegro where his talent for photography blossoms.

Save for an unsatisfying resolution, this is a confident adap of Douglas Kennedy’s US-set novel.

Built around a multilayered performance from Duris, it’s a film unafraid to pose more questions than it answers.


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