Directors’ Showcase / UK premiere

Death Defying Acts

  • Gillian Armstrong /
  • United Kingdom, Australia /
  • 2007 /
  • 97 mins

Catherine Zeta-Jones, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall, Saoirse Ronan / Fiction / English

Guy Pearce and Catherine Zeta-Jones strike sparks in an elegant, Edinburgh-set period romance.

When legendary escapologist Harry Houdini (Pearce) hits town offering a reward to anyone who can make contact with his deceased mother, sexy self-styled 'psychic' Mary (Zeta-Jones) spots an opportunity. From the director of My Brilliant Career and Oscar and Lucinda, with a script by Brian Ward and Tony Grisoni (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) and co-starring Oscar® nominee Saorise Ronan (Atonement), this is a lavish, irresistible confection.

 

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