Tell No One (aka Ne Le Dis A Personne) review by Alyse Garner - Cinema Paradiso
Tell No One is a French language film based on the American novel by Harlan Coben that tells the story of a hospital paediatrician Alex, whose is knocked unconscious and thrown into a coma when he interrupts what appears to be the murder of his wife and childhood sweetheart, Margot.
Almost ten years after Margot’s case is closed new evidence surfaces that implicates Alex, meanwhile he has been receiving emails from someone with information only Margot could possibly know; Alex flees the police and must remain undetected whilst he solves this complex and intriguing case.
Such a brief synopsis does not do justice to the depth and intricacies of Tell No One, it is a tightly wound story, directed with a strength and assurance that knowingly points you in the wrong direction whilst quietly guiding you toward a resolution. Tell No One is a very intelligent mystery thriller, brilliantly cast with a wealth of (what at first can seem like too many) characters.
To ensure the complex storyline, numerous red herrings and multitude of characters does not prevent you from enjoying what is in fact a wonderful, tense and hugely satisfying thriller, you must be prepared to work. This is not a simple movie to follow or untangle and even the briefest moments of distraction are likely to make you loose the plot completely. If you are willing to meet the movie half way however you will surely be rewarded.