The Caller – When you can’t control your life control your death
Posted by LiveFor on February 16, 2009
Jimmy Stevens (Frank Langella), a senior VP at an international energy firm, blew the whistle on his company′s deadly and corrupt practices in Latin America. Knowing he will be assassinated for his betrayal, he places an anonymous call securing the services of private detective Frank Turlotte (Elliott Gould) to trail him from a distance.
Unaware that the man who has hired him and the man he is following are one and the same, Turlotte begins a game of cat and mouse with Jimmy – New York City becoming the arena for this uncertain contest. Slowly, the investigation begins to yield clues, revealing the larger story of Jimmy′s mysterious life and enigmatic past.
When evidence of his childhood in WWII France is unearthed, a haunting memory surrounding a lone, wounded man and the two young boys who would witness his dying breath becomes the key to the present. As the clock winds down and the hired guns close in on Jimmy, Turlotte puts the puzzle pieces together with just enough time to fulfill his duty, fated long before he first heard the voice of the caller.
The Film premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival where it won the Made In NY Narrative Award. Written and directed by Richard Ledes.
This one sounds very intriguing and Gould and Langella are two cracking actors. For some reason it reminds me of The Conversation starring Gene Hackman.