Saturday, September 13, 2014

TIFF Inspirations: Secrets Beneath the Skin

Secrets Beneath the Skin*

Closing Night Gala Presentation
USA, 2014
World Premiere
129 minutes - Colour
Cast: Gurratan Singh, Michelle Jobin

When a disgraced Senator's daughter, Dorothy Sorenson, is accused of murdering her adulterous husband, it becomes the perfect opportunity for Manhattan defence attorney Arman Birk to increase his profile internationally.

Birk has been named "Most Eligible Bachelor" by the New York Times and has appeared on several best-dressed lists, but it's his penchant for winning impossible cases that has made him a national superstar -- not to mention, a very wealthy man.

In his latest case, Birk is pushed to the limits when all the evidence points to his client's guilt and dark secrets reveal ties to the former Senator's scandalous crimes of abuse. What first appeared to be his golden opportunity, suddenly turns into his worst nightmare.

At his family's beckoning, Birk is forced to drop the case when it threatens his engagement to his illustrious fiancé and his untarnished reputation in the Sikh community. But things are not so simple after his client discloses one more hidden truth that could spell disaster for the promising lawyer.

Secrets Beneath the Skin is a sophisticated political-thriler with so many twists and turns, it will have audiences riveted well after the final verdict is read.

* This is my tribute to the Toronto International Film Festival. It is not a real film.

Click here to see last year's TIFF Inspirations.

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