Unknown: Stranger and fiction This is one of those movies where you may come up with six different “why didn’t he just … ?” questions on the way home. “We Germans are experts at forgetting,” says Herr Jürgen, the Stasi spook. The film seems to be hoping for similar skills from its audience. Then again, if you can suspend (if not forget) your disbelief, Unknown offers an enjoyable thrill ride. Neeson makes for a watchable man on the run, even if some of his techniques, like the just-in-time subway escape, have been done to death. And ducking into a noisy nightclub? In Berlin? You’d be hard-pressed not to wind up in one.
‘I get there, just in time’: Liam Neeson on Natasha Richardson’s death Two years after Liam Neeson’s wife, actress Natasha Richardson, died after a fall at a Quebec ski resort, the Hollywood star told Esquire magazine that he initially wasn’t able to see his dying spouse because he wasn’t recognized at the Montreal hospital where she was being treated.