Release Date:  March 19, 2004
Rating:  R (for strong violence, including disturbing images of language and some sexuality)
Genre:  Thriller/Drama
Run Time:  103 minutes
Director:  D.J. Caruso
Actors:  Angelina Jolie, Ethan Hawke, Kiefer Sutherland, Olivier Martinez, Tcheky Karyo, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Gena Rowlands

A serial killer is on the loose in Montreal, and his victims, all Caucasian males who tend to be loners, are increasing in number.  The killer’s modus operandi is consistent:  bash in their skulls and chop off their hands.  It’s a gruesome case that has local authorities perplexed, so FBI profiler Illeana Scott (Angelina Jolie) arrives from Washington to help.  Scott has experience with psychotics, so when Kosta (Ethan Hawke) says that he witnessed the killer murdering his latest victim, Scott takes the lead on the case.

Kosta, a local art dealer, claims to have witnessed the killer with his latest victim.  He is covered in blood and acting suspicious, but Scott insists that he shows signs of a psychotic personality and is reacting exactly as she would expect for someone who has just witnessed a brutal murder. Despite reservations from a fellow officer (Olivier Martinez), they let him go – after Kosta draws a picture of the alleged murderer.  Soon, they realize that the killer is taking on the identities of his victims, one by one – and a stranger who looks like the drawing (Kiefer Sutherland) begins stalking Kosta.  So they set up a sting, with Kosta posing as bait.  Meanwhile, Scott and Kosta are experiencing some serious synergy.  But can Kosta be trusted?


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