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USA: Twentieth Century Fox
UK: Entertainment Film Distributors
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Hugh Jackman, Michelle WIlliams, Bruce Altman, Andrew Ginsburg, Stephanie Roth Haberle, Christine Kan, Dante Spinotti, Karolina Muller, Agnete Oernsholt
Director: Marcel Langenegger
USA: 108 mins
UK: 110 mins
USA Rated: R for sexual content, language, brief violence and some drug use
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and sex
USA Release Date: 25 April 2008
UK Release Date: 25 April 2008
"Are you free tonight?"
A simple enough question, but the way Jonathan McQuarry (Ewan McGregor) answers it will change his life forever. He is an anonymous corporate auditor mingling with New York's power elite. "All work and no play" isn't quite Jonathan's problem. He's more "All work and no life."
But a chance meeting with Wyatt Bose (Hugh Jackman), a charismatic corporate lawyer, introduces Jonathan to a New York City that exists only for the privileged - a decadent playground for Manhattan's executive upper crust. In Wyatt's world, the men wear four-thousand-dollar suits and, when they loosen their ties, they frequent steamy underground boîtes, where the women are drop-dead gorgeous, and available. Also for those power brokers whose 18-hour workdays don't leave time for a personal life? For them there's "The List," a sex club, of sorts, where with the right cell-phone number and four simple words ("Are you free tonight?") can lead to an evening's sexual fulfilment.
"When you're in this world, no one is who they seem and everyone is playing the game." It's a world of "intimacy without intricacy," as Jonathan's first conquest (or vice versa) explains to him, and through it Jonathan discovers a side of himself that he didn't know existed. But an affair with a ravishing and mysterious stranger known to Jonathan only by her first initial, "S.," (Michelle Williams) will expose him to yet another world he never imagined - one of treachery and murder.
Director Marcel Langenegger makes his feature-film debut with DECEPTION, a seductive psychological thriller about one man's strange, erotic journey of self-discovery, starring Ewan McGregor (STAR WARS franchise, TRAINSPOTTING), Hugh Jackman (X-MEN franchise) and Michelle Williams (BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN).