Dr. Martin Harris awakens after a car accident in Berlin to discover his wife doesn't recognize him

By Lee Isherwood | 4 March 2011

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Dr. Martin Harris (Liam Neeson) awakens after a car accident in Berlin to discover that his wife (January Jones) suddenly doesn’t recognize him and another man (Aidan Quinn) has assumed his identity.  Ignored by disbelieving authorities and hunted by assassins, he finds himself alone, tired, and on the run.

On his own in a strange country, Martin seeks aid from an unlikely and reluctant source (Diane Kruger) as he plunges headlong into a deadly mystery that will force him to question his sanity, his identity, and just how far he’s willing to go to uncover the truth.
“Unknown” was directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (“Orphan”), from a screenplay by Oliver Butcher & Stephen Cornwell, based on the novel by Didier van Cauwelaert.

The contemporary thriller stars Oscar® nominee Liam Neeson (“Schindler’s List”), Diane Kruger (“Inglorious Basterds”), January Jones (TV’s “Mad Men”) and Aidan Quinn (TV’s “The Book of Daniel”), with Bruno Ganz (“The Reader”) and Oscar® nominee Frank Langella (“Frost/Nixon”).

“Unknown” was produced by Joel Silver (“Sherlock Holmes”), Leonard Goldberg (“Charlie’s Angels” franchise) and Andrew Rona (upcoming “The Apparition”).  Susan Downey, Steve Richards, Sarah Meyer and Peter McAleese served as executive producers.

Collet-Serra’s behind-the-scenes collaborators included director of photography Flavio Labiano, production designer Richard Bridgland, editor Tim Alverson, and two-time Oscar®-nominated costume designer Ruth Myers (“Emma,” “The Addams Family”).  The music is by John Ottman and Alexander Rudd.

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