Every day, AlloCiné recommends a film to (re)watch on TV. Tonight: Anthony Hopkins author of the perfect crime.
For six years, producer Charles Weinstock, a former lawyer at the New York Bar, matured a cinematographic project as realistic as possible on the legal world. His meeting with the screenwriter Glenn Gers is decisive because the latter has knowledge of this environment through his sister, who works as a prosecutor.
Screenwriter Daniel Pyne joins him for the writing of the project, entitled La Faille, bringing his expertise in suspense films (he is the author of Window on the Pacific and A crime in the head).
An expertise shared by Gregory Hoblit, who began his career with psychological and fantastic thrillers like Primal Fear, The Witness of Evil and Forbidden Frequency, naturally chosen as director.
In addition to a well-crafted scenario and well-managed tension, The Rift also benefits from the brilliant interpretation of its main actors. After playing the cult role of Hannibal Lecter in the multi-Oscar-winning The Silence of the Lambs, Anthony Hopkins once again lends his features to a criminal.
Machiavellian at will, this time he plays Ted Crawford, an aeronautical engineer with the gift of detecting all the flaws in a system, whether mechanical or human. A gift that allows him to carry out the perfect crime. The trigger for a formidable game of manipulation between him and Willy Beachum, an ambitious assistant prosecutor played by Ryan Gosling.
The Rift by Gregory Hoblit with Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, David Strathairn…
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Tonight on C8 at 9:20 p.m.