Speeding through the Moroccan desert to attend a lavish weekend party thrown by their wealthy and stylish gay friends (Matt Smith and Caleb Langry Jones), Londoners David and Jo Henninger (Ralph Fiennes and Jessica Chastain) are involved in a tragic accident with a local teenage boy. Arriving late at the grand villa with the debauched party raging, the couple attempts to cover up the incident with the collusion of the local police. But when the boy's father arrives seeking justice, the stage is set for a tension-filled culture clash in which David and Jo must come to terms with their fateful act and its shattering consequences.
From John Michael McDonaugh, the director behind The Guard and Calvary, The Forgiven is a stylish thriller that has earned rave reviews. Slash Film called it "a boozy, biting saga of haves and have nots." The Hollywood Reporter said it was "scripted, directed and acted with intelligence and panache."
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