Dead Again is a 1991 neo-noir romantic thriller film directed by Kenneth Branagh and written by Scott Frank. It stars Branagh and Emma Thompson, with Andy García, Derek Jacobi, Hanna Schygulla, Wayne Knight, and Robin Williams appearing in supporting roles.
Newspapers detail the 1948 murder of Margaret Strauss, who was stabbed during a robbery; her anklet is missing. Her husband, composer Roman Strauss, is found guilty of the crime and condemned to death. Before his execution, Roman is visited by reporter Gray Baker. Asked if he killed Margaret, Roman appears to whisper something in Baker's ear. Baker does not disclose Roman's answer.
|award||National Board of Review: Top Ten Films|
|editor||Peter E. Berger|
|keywords||amnesia condemn flirt hypnosis hypnotherapy hypnotist id kill life life magazine murder weapon nazi germany nothing nursing home one night past life regression private detective session stab strike superimpose third person third-person narrative wedding day writer\'s block|
|theme||mystery thriller neo-noir romantic thriller|