Mike Figgis has always been a director whose work, if nothing else, registers highly on the interest scale.

Whether it be the split-screen antics of Timecode, coaxing an Oscar-winning performance from Nicolas Cage in Leaving Las Vegas or, my favourite, pushing Richard Gere into bad-guy territory in the excellent Internal Affairs, Figgis has an intriguing back catalogue.

Next up for the director is noir thriller Suspension Of Disbelief, set for releaseĀ via download and on-demand on SeptemberĀ 6 and DVD on September 9.

Sebastien Koch takes the lead here, playing a talented writer, trying to ride out a rough patch in his career.

But things take a turn for the sinister following the death of the mysterious Angelique and the arrival of her twin sister, the equally alluring Theresa (played by Lotte Verbeek), with the lines between fantasy and reality become ever more blurred.

The film also stars the likes of Emilia Fox and Julian Sands, while the trailer promises plenty of intrigue and flesh, so we look forward to checking it out.

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.