The Good Liar is a 2019 American crime thriller film directed by Bill Condon.

Official trailers

Warner Bros. Pictures on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 released the trailer:
THE GOOD LIAR - Official Trailer.

Story intro

Roy Courtnay is a long-time con artist who, along with his business partner Vincent, manipulates people into giving him access to their finances through a string of deception and false identities. In 2009, his latest target is Betty McLeish, a former history teacher at Oxford who lost her husband a year ago and has savings in excess of two million pounds. Feigning a bad knee, Roy manipulates Betty into allowing him to stay at her house, and encourages her to open a joint offshore investment account with him, so that he can steal her money. Simultaneously, Roy and Vincent run an investment scam with two marks, using fake Russian investors and a sharing of accounts using keypads connected to a bank. One of the fake Russians, actually a Polish butcher, demands a greater cut of the take, and Roy has the butcher's hand broken with a meat tenderizer by other thugs. Realizing he has been robbed, one of the marks follows Roy during a date with Betty, and Roy escapes into Charing Cross tube station, pushing the mark in front of a train. Despite her bad health - she is apparently suffering from a series of minor strokes that may kill her within a year - Betty insists they take a European holiday. Although Roy is reluctant to visit that city, Betty charms him into accepting a trip schedule starting in Berlin. In Berlin, Betty's grandson Steven speaks in German, which Roy appears to understand, and then claims he doesn't. Taking the couple to a flat Roy obviously recognizes, Steven reveals that, according to Soviet records, 'Roy Courtnay', a young British Army officer, was killed there in 1948 by a Nazi war criminal he was tracking, but Roy explains that he is actually Hans Taub, Roy's German translator, and that he stole Roy's identity so that he could leave Germany and reinvent himself. Betty accepts his explanation and dismisses Steven's objections.

Cast

Helen Mirren
Betty McLeish
Ian McKellen
Roy Courtnay
Russell Tovey
Stephen
Jim Carter
Vincent
Laurie Davidson
Hans Taub (1948)
Mark Lewis Jones
Bryn
Phil Dunster
Roy Courtnay (1948)
Lucian Msamati
Beni
Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson
Vlad
Tunji Kasim
Michael
Spike White
Hans Taub (1943)
Stella Stocker
Frau Schröder
Daniel Betts
Herr Schröder
Nell Williams
Lili
Celine Buckens
Annalise
Lily Dodsworth-Evans
Hannalore
Athena Strates
Charlotte
Aleksandar Jovanovic
Martin Geiger
Albert Welling
German Industrialist
Michael Culkin
Dr. Livesey
Dino Kelly
Igor
Brigid Zengeni
Nurse
Sean Hart
Young Con Man
Bessie Carter
Secretary
Jane Fowler
Waitress
Manoj Anand
Pub Punter
Nick Davison
German Civilian
Adrian Grant
Gentleman Club Participant
Lana Ish-Muhametova
Tube Passerby
Dolly Jagdeo
Polite Train Commuter
Marian Lorencik
Pub Punter
Jacqueline Ramnarine
Suicide Witness
Amanda Smith
Tube Passerby

About

The film The Good Liar was scheduled to be released on November 8, 2019 (United Kingdom), on November 15, 2019 (United States) and on November 28, 2019 (Germany) by Warner Bros. Pictures, Tanweer Alliances and Warner Bros. Japan.

The duration of the film is 110 minutes. With a budget of $10 million, the film grossed over $13.3 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.

Rating

The Good Liar got high rating from critics.

External links

Official website: goodliarmovie.com

IMDB: The Good Liar

Wikipedia: The Good Liar

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