It deals with questions of temptation, betrayal and defining infidelity, and its stars Keira Knightley and Eva Mendes say there are no easy answers.
The movie is about a married couple struggling to confront temptation: For Keira’s character it’s an old, never-quite-forgotten French love; for her husband, played by Avatar star Sam Worthington, it’s a work colleague played by Eva.
Their moral struggle plays out over the course of one night they spend apart.
At a press conference, Keira says each situation is different and the movie doesn’t take a view on whether one is worse, physical infidelity or an unconsummated affair.
“I think everyone can recognize the scenarios that happen within this piece, I think that most people have at least been one person, if not all four, at some point in their life,” Knightley told reporters after a press screening. “In most films there are goodies and baddies, what I liked about this script is that it did not take a standpoint, that there is no conclusion.”