Eye of the Beholder

Eye of the Beholder

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Director: Stephan Elliott

Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ashley Judd, Patrick Bergin

     
 

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Part high-tech spy thriller and part psychological study, Eye of the Beholder was Ewan McGregor's first feature film following his mainstream breakthrough performance in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. The Eye (Ewan McGregor) is an agent of the British Secret Service, equipped with the latest in high-tech crime fighting gadgetry and assisted bySee more details below

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Part high-tech spy thriller and part psychological study, Eye of the Beholder was Ewan McGregor's first feature film following his mainstream breakthrough performance in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. The Eye (Ewan McGregor) is an agent of the British Secret Service, equipped with the latest in high-tech crime fighting gadgetry and assisted by his indefatigable collegue, Hilary (k.d. lang). The Eye's latest assignment is a surveillance project; the son of a well-known politician has been spending a great deal of money on someone, and they would like to know who and why. A little sleuthing reveals that the mysterious person taking the cash is a woman named Joanna (Ashley Judd), but the trail gets much stickier when the Eye witnesses Joanna pulling a knife and killing the politician's son. Normally, he'd take the shortcut to putting her behind bars, but some time ago he lost contact with his daughter when his wife left him; Joanna reminds the Eye of his daughter, and he's too fascinated with her to bring her to justice. The Eye now follows Joanna obsessively, and discovers that she's also involved with a blind man (Patrick Bergin) and has a history of emotional instability from being abandoned by her father at a young age. Eye of the Beholder was directed by Stephan Elliott, best known for the comedy The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
An intelligent, frequently harrowing thriller, Eye of the Beholder stresses characterization over plot and action, which distinguishes it from most recent films in this increasingly predictable genre. Ewan McGregor plays a dour surveillance expert working for the British Secret Service. A tight-lipped loner haunted by images of the daughter lost to him following the long-ago breakup of his marriage. Assigned to follow femme fatale Ashley Judd, he develops an obsession with the beautiful murderess and becomes her unseen protector. In adapting Marc Behm's novel, writer-director Stephan Elliott, best known for such offbeat comedies as Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, delineates characters who gradually lose the ability to separate inner conflict from outer reality; McGregor and Judd, finding it impossible to escape their troubled pasts, ultimately yield to their darkest impulses. In the tradition of Hitchcock's Vertigo and De Palma's Obsession, Eye of the Beholder makes for unnerving, nail-biting entertainment.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/07/2010
UPC:
0014381686029
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
R
Source:
Image Entertainment
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
1:49:00
Sales rank:
44,821

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ewan McGregor the Eye
Ashley Judd Joanna Eris
Patrick Bergin Alex Leonard
k.d. lang Hilary
Jason Priestley Gary
Geneviève Bujold Dr. Brault
Anne-Marie Brown Lucy
Kaitlin Brown Lucy
David Nerman Mike
Steven McCarthy Paul
Vlasta Vrana Hugo
Janine Theriault Nathy
Don Jordan Toohey
Maria Revelins Ms. Keenan
Lisa Forget Nurse
Gayle Garfinkle Head Watress
Russell Yuen Federal Agent 1
Stephane Levasseur Federal Agent 2
Al Vandecruys Alaskan Federal Agent 1
Sam Stone Alaskan Federal Agent 2
Mauro Venditelli Boss
Josa Maule Receptionist
Carole Collin Secretary
Stephanie Sbrega Sandra
Philip Le Maistre gas attendant
Michel Perron Fat Businessman
Maria Bircher Waitress
Howard Bilerman Waiter
Cara Reynolds Young Joanna
Leonard Farlinger Young Joanna's Father
Jason Baerg Gay Man
Michelle Sweeney Salvo
Donovan Reiter Local 1
Amanda Davis Gir
Carl Crevier Chauffeur
Erwin Goldberg Doctor
Garth Gilker Airport Guard
James Hieminga Wade
Bob Brewster Cop
Charles Powell Prisoner
Tom Karle Fat Man
Louis Negin Bartender
Al Clark Redneck
Una Kay Hilary's Mother
Merlee Shapiro Reva Desk Clark
Vera Miller Tea Trolley Lady
Nadia Rona Tea Trolley Lady
Erik Johnson Local 2
Chris Elliott Conductor

Technical Credits
Stephan Elliott Director,Screenwriter
Marc Behm Screenwriter
Sue Blainey Editor
Guy Blouin Set Decoration/Design
Rosina Bucci Casting
Claudette Casavant Makeup
Al Clark Co-producer
Nicolas Clermont Producer
François Daignault Camera Operator
Mark Damon Executive Producer
Les Productions de L'intrigue Special Effects Supervisor
Maruis de Vries Score Composer
Carl Desjardins Asst. Director
Guy Dufaux Cinematographer
Sylvaine Dufaux Camera Operator
Chris Elliott Musical Arrangement
Lizzy Gardiner Costumes/Costume Designer
Charles Gassot Associate Producer
Robert Guertin Camera Operator
N. Trent Hurry Asst. Director
Jennifer Jonas Asst. Director
Martine Kazemirchuk-Giguère Set Decoration/Design
Claude La Haye Sound/Sound Designer
Jacques Langlois Special Effects Supervisor
Grant Lee Associate Producer
Vera Miller Casting
Nathalie Moliavko-Visotzky Camera Operator
Viateur Paiement Sound/Sound Designer
Gilles Perreault Production Manager
Martin Pinsonnault Sound/Sound Designer
Réal Proulx Art Director
Nadia Rona Casting
Emily Schweber Casting
Hilary Shor Executive Producer
Tony Smith Producer
Hans Peter Strobl Sound/Sound Designer
Jean Baptiste Tard Production Designer

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Scene Index

Scene Selections
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [2:50]
2. Code name: Eye [2:49]
3. The trenches [1:58]
4. Museum surveillance [1:59]
5. "Merry Christmas, Daddy." [5:49]
6. Breach 3 [3:25]
7. Flirting with death [6:56]
8. "I Wish You Love" [1:37]
9. Boyfriend alert [2:29]
10. Detective Crocker [4:31]
11. Alex Leonard [2:56]
12. DNA request [4:09]
13. Joanna Eris [2:39]
14. A Christmas story [3:08]
15. Dr. Brault [6:22]
16. Charlotte proposes [3:21]
17. Auto stop [4:39]
18. Gary [5:36]
19. Blast-off time [3:59]
20. "The Boss Is is dead." [1:59]
21. Hospital visit [4:13]
22. Tailing the Eye [2:04]
23. Diversion [1:05]
24. At The End Of The World [4:22]
25. Sharing their losses [4:22]
26. A very sick scenario [3:52]
27. "I've seen you before." [2:24]
28. End of the road [5:42]
Side #2- Standard
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [2:50]
2. Code name: Eye [2:49]
3. The trenches [1:58]
4. Museum surveillance [1:59]
5. "Merry Christmas, Daddy." [5:49]
6. Breach 3 [3:25]
7. Flirting with death [6:56]
8. "I Wish You Love" [1:37]
9. Boyfriend alert [2:29]
10. Detective Crocker [4:31]
11. Alex Leonard [2:56]
12. DNA request [4:09]
13. Joanna Eris [2:39]
14. A Christmas story [3:08]
15. Dr. Brault [6:22]
16. Charlotte proposes [3:21]
17. Auto stop [4:39]
18. Gary [5:36]
19. Blast-off time [3:59]
20. "The Boss is dead." [1:59]
21. Hospital visit [4:13]
22. Tailing the Eye [2:04]
23. Diversion [1:05]
24. At The End Of The World [4:22]
25. Sharing their losses [4:22]
26. A very sick scenario [3:52]
27. "I've seen you before." [2:24]
28. End of the road [5:42]

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