Don’t come here looking for an Ocean’s 11 style heist action comedy – instead luxuriate in the slow burn of this slinky “Hitchcock-eque” thriller that sees tremendous performances play out in a to-die-for location.
Mick Jagger plays a small but pivotal role in The Burnt Orange Heresy as Joseph Cassidy, a wealthy art collector who invites controversial art critic James Figueras to his Italian mansion for a weekend. James brings along Berenice Hollis – Aussie Elizabeth Debicki – and it’s all a bit of a mystery as to why they are there – until they sit down to lunch and Cassidy gestures to an empty chair.
The empty chair belongs to Jerome Debney – an 84 year old artist of mythical proportions played by Donald Sutherland. As you may have guessed, the theft of a painting is central to the story, but the concept of truth is also a key theme.
Crimes will be committed, secrets will be revealed, promises will be broken and you’re never sure who to trust.
“Very, Very Cool” 3 & 1/2 Stars.