THR: The Big Picture Review

THR: Eric Lartigau's "The Big Picture," a French adaptation of Douglas Kennedy's American novel, accomplishes the trick of capturing the book's essence but changes every superficial and geographical detail. In both, a born photographer becomes an attorney instead, living a life of denial, until a moment of rage changes everything in his life so that he must change his identity and become the man he was meant to be. It's a fascinating twist on the Tom Ripley identity switch in Patricia Highsmith's novel and Anthony Minghella's 1999 film version of "The Talented Mr. Ripley." In both, a crime forces a man to assume a dead man's identity, but here, a man, living an identity false to his true nature, is forced to discover his real talent.

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