Sight and Sound - 11/01/2007
"[I]t's a lovely, strange and moody picture, full of unusual interaction and odd grace notes, made all the more special by Joseph's novel-rich dialogue..."
This psychological thriller features Richard Attenborough (THE GREAT ESCAPE), Stephen Boyd (BEN HUR), and a brief appearance from future Oscar winner Judi Dench (NOTES ON A SCANDAL) in an early role. A successful psychoanalyst apparently commits suicide, but his teenage daughter can't believe her father would have killed himself. She insists he was the victim of murder and begins investigating her father's life and work with the help of a former patient (Boyd). But things are rarely what they seem, and the amateur detective duo uncovers some deadly secrets.