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The Other Man (2008)

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The story of a husband who suspects his wife of adultery, and sets out to track down the other man in her life.

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Richard Eyre

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Richard Eyre (screenplay), Charles Wood (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Linney ... Lisa
Antonio Banderas ... Rafe
Liam Neeson ... Peter
Romola Garai ... Abigail
Abigail Canton Abigail Canton ... Designer
Pam Ferris ... Vera
Paterson Joseph ... Ralph
Craig Parkinson ... George
Lola Peploe Lola Peploe ... Eleanor
Sophie Wu ... Shop Assistant
Richard Graham ... Eric
Lisa McDonald Lisa McDonald ... Receptionist
Emma Fielding ... Gail
Paul Ritter ... Guy
Amanda Drew Amanda Drew ... Joy
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Storyline

In Cambridge, software engineer Peter (Liam Neeson) and shoe designer Lisa are successful in their careers and have been happily married for twenty-five years. They have an adult daughter, Abigail, and Lisa frequently travels to Milano to do business with the Gianni & Gianni Company. When Lisa is gone, Peter finds a message in her cell phone and decides to snoop her e-mails and discovers in a secret folder named Love that she had a lover, Ralph. Peter travels to Milano and stalks Ralph; he finds that the man plays chess in a bar. Peter gets close to Ralph and discusses his relationship with Lisa without knowing that he is her husband. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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What if the one thing you cherished, you lived for, vanished. How much would you risk? How far would you go? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A másik férfi See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$51,909, 13 September 2009

Gross USA:

$149,528

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,148,511
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Production Co:

Rainmark Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Liam Neeson and Laura Linney previously played husband and wife in Kinsey (2004). They also both starred in Love Actually (2003), although their characters never met on screen. See more »

Goofs

When Ralph receives the phone call from Lisa and leaves his chair, he knocks the table, rattling the chess pieces. However, Peter stops them from falling off the chess board and the chess clock remains in position. When Peter gets up to follow Ralph he doesn't knock the table at all, but as we cut to a long shot of Peter leaving the table there are no chess pieces at all on the board and the chess clock is on the floor. See more »

Quotes

Abigail: [answering phone] Hello? Dad?
Peter: Listen, can I talk to you?
Abigail: Yeah. Just talk dad, it's what people do on phones.
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Episode #24.2 (2009) See more »

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Adultery and Triangle of Love
27 June 2010 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Cambridge, the software engineer Peter (Liam Neeson) and the shoe designer Lisa (Laura Linney) are successful in their careers and have been happily married for twenty-five years. They have an adult daughter, Abigail (Romola Garai), and Lisa frequently travels to Milano to do business with the Gianni & Gianni Company. When Lisa is gone, Peter finds a message in her cellular and decides to snoop her e-mails and discovers in a secret folder named Love that she had a lover, Ralph (Antonio Banderas). Peter travels to Milano and stalks Ralph; he finds that the man plays chest in a bar. Peter gets close to Ralph that tells his relationship with Lisa without knowing that he is her husband.

"The Other Man" is an engaging romance about adultery and triangle of love among the husband, the wife and her lover. The story is supported by the excellent Liam Neeson, Laura Linney and Antonio Banderas but unfortunately the suspenseful screenplay has a disappointing conclusion. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Amante" ("The Lover")


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