The worst nightmares are the ones we have while we’re awake.
A man wakes up after a car accident with no memory of who he is and the circumstances that landed him there. There’s also the little issue of a body in the trunk. What follows is a procedure horror that looks like a hybrid of Kiss the Girls and Momento. Give our exclusive clip from Awake a spin at the top of the article. Check out the synopsis and trailer below.
On a quiet evening, a shabby beige sedan speeds down a country highway. Dust and gravel fly through the air when suddenly the car slides out of control into a ravine. Later a man wakes up in a hospital bed with no recollection of who he is or how he got there. His nurse Diana (Francesca Eastwood) is unable to find any identification and refers to him as John Doe (Jonathan Rhys Meyers). The police barge into the hospital, accusing John of being a serial killer responsible for the murder of several young women in the area. As the Sergeant ushers John into a private room for questioning, he manages to escape with the help of Diana, who is convinced of his innocence. The fugitives then set off for the last crime scene in search of clues and answers to clear John’s name but the benevolent nurse will soon uncover the shocking truth behind the amnesiac’s identity and the web of deceit that will lead him to a final fight for his survival.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Francesca Eastwood star in this edge-of-your-seat thriller written by Elana Zeltser and directed by Alex Cher, a veteran Russian director and co-director Fedor Lyass making their English language feature debut with the film. Additional cast members include veteran actors Malik Yoba and William Forsythe (The Devil’s Rejects).
Look for Awake on digital and VOD beginning August 16th, with a Blu-ray/DVD release to follow on September 24th.
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