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Charade (1963)

Suspenseful, romantic and mysterious I loved this 1963 motion picture. Starring Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant (amongst others) the film is based around a young woman who's husband is murdered and has several men pursuing her for her late husband's fortune. 

Not sure who she can trust, this film is full of twists and turns which will keep you on the edge of your seat. Hitchcock-esque, every moment is full of anticipation and is action-packed resulting in a film which will keep your attention throughout. Regina Lampert (Hepburn) realises that she no longer loves her husband. Knowing barely anything about him, she wants to divorce him but his death occurs before it can be carried out. 

I have seen a lot of older films throughout my life. Encouraged by my grandparents, I can confidently say that on the whole, older motion pictures have more substance, originality and carry a far more interesting plot than the majority of contemporary films. 

What I love about Charade, is that nothing is what it seems. The acting is fantastic, the plot is brilliant and the camera work is sensational. As always, I don't want to give a lot away as I simply don't want to spoil this film but one thing I will say is that I would recommend this to everyone. 

The film is excellent, with the plot constantly developing. Despite its almost 2 hour duration, every moment is filled with engrossing content.

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— AW