Dead Again

After going through a lot of heavy films recently, it’s time for something lighter! At the time Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson were still together and their wonderful chemistry makes this half-silly/half-serious reincarnation thriller an unusual yet thoroughly enjoyable ride. I’ll put this down as one of my guilty pleasures.

Release Date
August 1991
1 h 47 min
Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Andy García, Robin Williams, Lois Hall, Emma Thompson, Derek Jacobi, Wayne Knight, Hanna Schygulla, Campbell Scott, Christine Ebersole, Miriam Margolyes
In 1949 composer Roman Strauss is executed for the vicious murder of his wife Margaret with a pair of scissors. In 1990s Los Angeles a mute amnesiac woman shows up at an orphanage and private eye Mike Church is called in to investigate. Under hypnosis both the woman and Church seem to have a strange link back to the Strauss murder.

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