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Guest of Honour (2019)

Veronica wants to remain in jail for a sexual assault she knows she's been wrongfully indicted for. She and her father, Jim, find themselves acting out of the bounds of good behavior as the past haunts them.

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Atom Egoyan

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Atom Egoyan
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Credited cast:
Laysla De Oliveira ... Veronica
David Thewlis ... Jim
Luke Wilson ... Father Greg
Tamara Podemski ... Detective Grove
Rossif Sutherland ... Mike
Sima Fisher ... Prisoner
Tennille Read ... Roseangela
Gage Munroe ... Walter
John Bourgeois ... Gunter
Sugith Varughese ... Indian Restaurant Manager
Seamus Patterson ... Lenny
Alexandre Bourgeois Alexandre Bourgeois ... Clive
Sochi Fried ... Alicia
Juan Carlos Velis
Isabelle Franca ... Young Veronica
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A man's daughter a high school teacher who is accused of abusing her position of authority with a student. When Veronica rebuffs Jim's attempts to secure her early release, Jim begins to take out his frustrations through his work as a food inspector.

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English

Release Date:

13 February 2020 (USA) See more »

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Guest of Honour See more »

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What has happened to Egoyan!
9 October 2019 | by innisfree-57210See all my reviews

Bitterly disappointing. Up until Felicia's Journey Egoyan was at the very top of his craft. Dense, intelligent storytelling, with considerable technical mastery, prefect mis-en-scene. Until that movie, he seemed perfectly willing and able to move towards the mainstream with skill. With the partial exception of Adoration, it's been downhill since. Guest of Honour is poorly executed, appallingly written, shows no skill whatsoever. Indeed, the one or two nice shots seem accidental. One big problem is his use of actors. Back in the early days he used actors who seemed to give his admittedly clunky dialogue a sense of gravitas - Gabrielle Rose, David Hemblen, Elias Koteas, Maury Chakin (sp?)....the new batch, Luke Wilson, Colin Firth, Ryan Reynolds, a succession of attractive but poor female actresses, simply don't cut it......the sublime brilliance and control of The Adjuster, Calendar and Exotica, the beauty of The Sweet Hereafter.....it's all gone now


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