The Other Man

May 27th, 2009


The Other Man

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The story of a husband who suspects his wife of adultery, and sets out to track down the other man in her life.

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 5.5/10 (4,599 voted)

Critic's Score: 34/100

Director: Richard Eyre

Stars: Liam Neeson, Antonio Banderas, Laura Linney

In Cambridge, the software engineer Peter (Liam Neeson) and the shoe designer Lisa are successful in their careers and have been happily married for twenty-five years. They have an adult daughter, Abigail, and Lisa frequently travels to Milano to do business with the Gianni & Gianni Company. When Lisa is gone, Peter finds a message in her cellular and decides to snoop her e-mails and discovers in a secret folder named Love that she had a lover, Ralph. Peter travels to Milano and stalks Ralph; he finds that the man plays chess in a bar. Peter gets close to Ralph and discusses his relationship with Lisa without knowing that he is her husband.

Writers: Richard Eyre, Bernhard Schlink

Laura Linney - Lisa
Antonio Banderas - Ralph
Liam Neeson - Peter
Romola Garai - Abigail
Abigail Canton - Designer
Pam Ferris - Vera
Paterson Joseph - Ralph
Craig Parkinson - George
Lola Peploe - Eleanor
Sophie Wu - Shop Assistant
Richard Graham - Eric
Lisa McDonald - Receptionist
Emma Fielding - Gail
Paul Ritter - Guy
Amanda Drew - Joy

Taglines: Is knowing the truth worth living a lie?


Official Website: Image Entertainment [United States] |

Release Date: 27 May 2009

Filming Locations: Ealing Studios, Ealing, London, England, UK

Box Office Details

Budget: $15,000,000 (estimated)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Laura Linney replaced Juliette Binoche.

Continuity: Antonio Banderas' character runs past a public square where a man is sitting with luggage and a red jacket slung over the backpack, a second later Liam Neeson's character passes the same man who is now wearing the jacket but is in the same position.

Abigail: [answering phone] Hello? Dad?
Peter: Listen, can I talk to you?
Abigail: Yeah. Just talk dad, it's what people do on phones.

User Review

Sensitive study of infidelity. loss and loneliness

Rating: 8/10

Richard Eyre has carefully constructed an intimate tale of a man who discovers his wife's infidelity.

Liam Neeson and Antonio Banderas provide subtle and mature performances, with Romola Garai outstanding as the daughter.

The film is beautifully shot on location in Milan and Lake Como as well as in London and Ely.

The plot twists are effective, leaving one to reflect on how little we can truly know of the people around us.

Nevertheless, the denouement feels a little forced, even if a logical conclusion to the narrative.


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