Signs & Wonders (2000)



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Alec Fenton, an Americanized-European commodities trader is living happily in Athens with Marjorie, his wife, an American of Greek origin who works at the American Embassy. Alec believes in signs and premonitions, which leads him to a torrid affair with Katherine, his beautiful co-worker. His obsessive pursuit of portents results in the slow, torturous unraveling of his seemingly orderly world.
Art House & International , Drama
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Strand Releasing


Arto Apartian
as Police
Alexandros Mylonas
as Police Captain
Michael Cook
as Marcus Fenton
Steven Goldstein
as American Businessman
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Critic Reviews for Signs & Wonders

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (13)

Rampling, to her credit, helps hold the nuthouse together.

August 15, 2001
Village Voice
Top Critic

Until it devolves into what seems like a quasi-surreal Fatal Attraction ... offers a stark, spooky portrait of family fracture and loss.

August 2, 2001
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Has extraordinary depth and insight about the limitations and follies of human beings.

July 30, 2001
Boston Globe
Top Critic

For all its ambition and richness of style, Signs & Wonders never shows us what's inside Alec.

Full Review… | July 6, 2001
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

As a drama about the ravages of mental illness, the movie works.

Full Review… | June 15, 2001
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Signs and Wonders fails because Mr. Nossiter doesn't bother to define the women as characters; he seems as deluded as Alec.

Full Review… | April 16, 2001
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Signs & Wonders

Even though it was critically panned, I can't say that I didn't enjoy this film. There is tremendously good interplay between the leads and heavy good drama.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer


A second viewing might be warranted to do justice to all the subtle nuances present in this flick, but mostly I think this psychological drama is just a bit too plodding.

Jeff B
Jeff B

I like it.As a cult art-house it doesn't fail,trifling and playfully iconoclastic.Greece as a tourist/underground combination.We have a Rambling/Skarsgard clash and to be honest,Katalifos' inspiring performance steals the show.Nossiter moves around like a rat amongst cats' dormitories carrying out his passion for film-making too much I think.

Dimitris Springer
Dimitris Springer

Super Reviewer

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