March 26th 2010
  • Drama/Thriller,
  • R,
  • 96 min,
  • Sony Pictures Classics
  • Cast: Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson, Max Thieriot, Nina Dobrev, Laura DeCarteret, Meghan Heffern, David Reale, Mishu Vellani
  • Director: Atom Egoyan
  • Writer: Erin Cressida Wilson
  • Producers: Jeffrey Clifford, Joe Medjuck, Ivan Reitman, Simone Urdl, Jennifer Weiss
  • Associate Producers: Ali Bell, Erin Cressida Wilson
  • Executive Producers: Daniel Dubiecki, Ron Halpern, Tom Pollock, Jason Reitman
  • Castings: Joanna Colbert, Richard Mento
  • Costume Design: Debra Hanson
  • D.O.P.: Paul Sarossy
  • Editor: Susan Shipton
  • Makeup: Suzanne Benoit
  • Music: Mychael Danna
  • Production Design: Phillip Barker
  • Set Decoration: Jim Lambie


Atom Egoyan's remake of the French thriller "Nathalie..." Catherine and David, she a doctor, he a professor, are at first glance the perfect couple. Happily married with a talented teenage son, they appear to have an idyllic life. But when David misses a flight and his surprise birthday party, Catherine's long simmering suspicions rise to the surface.

Suspecting infidelity, she decides to hire an escort to seduce her husband and test his loyalty. Catherine finds herself 'directing' Chloe's encounters with David, and Chloe's end of the bargain is to report back, the descriptions becoming increasingly graphic as the meetings multiply.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: Toronto, Canada
  • MPAA Warning: Strong sexual content including graphic dialogue, nudity and language
  • Production Budget: $11 million
  • Production Companies: Studio Canal, The Montecito Picture Company
  • Production Schedule: 9 February 2009 - April 2009

Featured Articles


Liam Neeson interrupted filming his scenes in order to visit his wife Natasha Richardson in hospital after she had a skiing accident and soon after died. Neeson completed his performance during his grieving.

2010 Guide Analysis: "Art house darling Egoyan ("Adoration," "Where the Truth Lies," "Ararat") returns with this erotic thriller that is apparently quite explicit, no surprise considering the helmer didn't write this film for a change but rather used a script by Erin Cressida Wilson ("Secretary").

Reviews out of the Toronto Film Festival gave the film lot of praise, a few comparing it to David Cronenberg's "A History of Violence" in that the esoteric filmmaker tones it down and delivers something as powerful and challenging as his earlier work, but in a more accessible way. The promise of nudity, eroticism and lesbianism on the part of Seyfried and Moore should definitely pull in the punters, but hopefully they'll walk out thinking about more."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 25 February 2010: South Korea
  • 3 March 2010: Belgium, France
  • 4 March 2010: Netherlands
  • 5 March 2010: UK
  • 12 March 2010: Italy
  • 15 April 2010: Germany
  • 13 May 2010: Argentina