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24 Apr, 2014

The Two Faces of January


In this thriller, directed by Hossein Amini, Mortensen plays Chester MacFarland. MacFarland and his wife Colette meet Rydal and become friends. The couple have some sinister secrets and one day Rydal stumbles upon Chester dragging an unconscious man down the hallway. Co-starring Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac.

With January I re-read things I’d read before and looked at them from the point of view of the character. I also read a lot of things I hadn’t read like alternative versions of stories. I read an alternative version of the minotaur story where Theseus intentionally abandons Ariadne on Naxos. It’s a much crueler version and certainly more in-keeping with Chester’s viewpoints.

The Two Faces of January Official Trailer #1 (2014) - Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst Movie HD

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