A middle-aged couple, Gerry and Joan (Lee Tergesen and Enid Graham) travel from town to town, playing a game with people they randomly meet. They are manipulative and seem to change the life of the strangers they encounter. In every new place Gerry and Joan take on different identities, and with no regard for the consequences, they toy with the people who cross their way by finding their most vulnerable points.

With each performance, their game spirals more out of control. One lie leads to another until they can no longer separate the lies from the truth.
This feature debut for Simon Arthur is a creeping thriller. The story is underlined with the support of Joshua Silfen's thoughtful widescreen cinematography.
Lee Tergesen and Enid Graham skillfully embody these vicious characters where Tergesen shows a huge range of emotions and personalities. I am sure we will see a lot of him and Enid Graham in the future.

Silver Tongues poster
Title
Silver Tongues
Director
Simon Arthur
Country
USA
Length
88 min
Festival
2011
Section
American Independents
Language
English
Premiere status
Nordic Premiere
Production year
2011
Cast
Lee Tergesen, Enid Graham, Tate Ellington, Emily Meade, Harvey Evans, Portia, Adam Lefevre, Rosa Arredondo
Producer
Jared Moshe, Leda Nornang
Script
Simon Arthur
Music
Enis Rotthoff

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