THE OTHER ME (2022) Review of mystery drama film

  

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The Other Me is a 2022 mystery drama film about a man with a rare eye disease that allows him to see people’s true motives.

Written, directed and co-produced by Giga Agladze. Also produced by Vano Bakradze, Gia Bazgadze, Max Gottlieb, Lasha Mindiashvili, Joanna Plafsky and Jonathan P. Shaw. Executive produced by David Lynch (Twin Peaks).

The Georgian BA Production-The Fun Group production stars Jim Sturgess, Andreja Pejic, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Rhona Mitra, Orla Brady and Jordi Mollà.

Plot:

Irakli (Jim Sturgess) is an aspiring architect thrown into turmoil when diagnosed with a debilitating eye disease. As his condition worsens, a bizarre visual world opens up to him causing him to question his life’s choices, his career, and his marriage to an increasingly frustrated Nutsa (Antonia Campbell-Hughes) who struggles with her loyalties to her husband and the realities of daily survival.

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As the visions become more intense, he falls for a mysterious woman Nino (Andreja Pejic), a beautiful artist who lives alone. She becomes his artistic muse and they form a deep connection that turns from fascination to infatuation to love. The pair learn to speak in poetic language and understand each other completely, which helps Irakli confront the truth about his own identity.

Reviews:

“Despite its seemingly simple premise, there is a lot to The Other Me. This includes an overabundance of characters and some subplots that mean little to the overall plot. At its core, there is a fascinating tale about discovery, but there is a lot of going happening around the edges, also. The story encourages repeat viewings; it is unfortunate the movie does not.” AIPT

Release:

The Other Me was released theatrically and On-Demand (VOD) in the USA on February 4th 2022.

Cast and characters:

Jim Sturgess … Irakli
Andreja Pejic … Nino
Antonia Campbell-Hughes … Nutsa
Rhona Mitra … Martha
Orla Brady … Marina
Jordi Mollà … Vakho
Michael Socha … Giorgi
Billy Barratt … Niazi
Roger Ashton-Griffiths … Stranger
Mike Gassaway … George
Mark W. Travis … Doctor
Likuna Khachapuridze … Liza

Filming locations:

Tbilisi, Georgia

Trailer:

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