Cheaters, liars, tricksters and traitors


  • Extracted: A cerebral puzzler that explores the truths and lies we tell ourselves
  • True Love: The dangerous consequences of lying to your spouse
  • The Bad and the Beautiful: Vincente Minelli’s tale of glamorous betrayal in Hollywood
  • Breaker Morant: An Australian New Wave tale of scapegoats in the Boer War
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: Cold War secrets and lies
  • Andrei Rublev: A Jesus and Judas theme runs through Tarkovsky’s portrait of the mystical artist
  • Lone Wolf and Cub: The adventures of samurai Ogami Ittō and his three-year-old son Daigorō, disgraced after being betrayed by a rival clan
  • Lust, Caution: Espionage, seduction and entrapment in 1940s Shangai
  • The Killers: Perfidious Kitty Collins causes the Swede’s downfall in this classic film noir
  • Les diaboliques: A twisted tale of murderous marital betrayal


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