What: Goodness gracious, there is an awful lot going on in this early-'90s wannabe-neo-noir flick. Amnesia! Hypnosis! Flashbacks! Reincarnation! Double dual roles! Accents! Fakeouts! Hitchcock nods! Twists! Brief appearance by Robin Williams!
A Los Angeles private detective stumbles across a mysterious mute amnesiac who keeps having nightmares about a murder that took place in the 1940s. Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson each play two roles: We get the modern-day story in color and the flashbacks to the doomed '40s couple in black and white.
Representative quote: "This is fate we're talking about, and if fate works at all, it works because people think that THIS TIME, it isn't going to happen!"
You might not like it if: You can't get over how Kenneth Branagh can't get over himself. (Who gives themselves two starring roles for their sophomore directing effort?) But you can have a good giggle at the various accents he tries out.
How to get it: Buy it, rent it, borrow it.
Connections to previous Wreckage: Emma Thompson is excellent, as always, even in the unlikely dual roles of "mute amnesiac" and "soon-to-be-murdered pianist." Also see her in Wit (Rec. #132).