Open Grave, with Sharlto Copley, Joseph Morgan, Thomas Kretschmann, Erin Richards & Josie Ho. Director, Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego. Waking up without a memory is a familiar theme & not necessarily original; but this film is stimulating with its excellent cast & well-written script.
The three male lead actors, led by Copley of Elysium & Europa Report, impressively guide us through this mystery as a seemingly tight-knit group of people awaken without memories, in a house, in the woods, surrounded by dead people that appear to have been murdered. Copley is forceful in his demeanor & interesting to watch.
The film does have a feeling that time is running out & that something vague needs solving, while there’s still time. Therefore; a puzzle wrapped in a time limit. Just the mystery of amnesia is enough to be compelling in this drama. The addition of amazingly good talent & the neutral background of death & confusion really does top off this movie.
I recommend the film. Copley is fabulous & Kretschmann has a vitality that I find engaging.