Inspired by the paranoid visions of John Frankenheimers Seconds and the black-and-white beauty of Hiroshi Teshigaharas The Face of Another, Suture is one of the great feature debuts by writer-directors David Siegel and Scott McGehee and a unique piece of the 90s American independent cinema thats ripe for rediscovery.
The wealthy and self-assured Vincent (Michael Harris) meets his blue-collar half-brother Clay (Dennis Haysbert) at their fathers funeral, and is struck by their similarity. He forms a plot to murder Clay and assume his identity, but Clay survives the assassination attempt with no memory and becomes mistaken for Vincent. The fact that Harris is white-skinned and Haysbert is black is only the first complication in an endlessly inventive thriller that probes the nature of identity.
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