Thriller - Development 2011

Suicide is a deadly way to fall in love.

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Thriller
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sugith VARUGHESE
    • Writer(s)
    • Sugith VARUGHESE
    • Synopsis
      Suicide is harder than it looks. Just when Charlie Matthews thought he’d figured out how to do it — by jumping off a bridge, — he spies a beautiful woman about to do the same thing! Instead of jumping to die, Charlie jumps to save her.
      Her name is Ariane and she’s involved with an abusive wannabe drug dealer named Tony McNaughton. Because he’s too busy setting up his first big score, Tony decides to hire Charlie to be Ariane’s shadow and make sure that she doesn’t do anything like that again.
      Charlie doesn’t know it, but he’s an undiagnosed bipolar. And his manic state helps crank up the intensity of his relationship with Ariane. Ironically, Tony is guilt-ridden over his treatment of Ariane and attempts every kind of therapy there is to resolve it.
      Realizing the only way they can be together is if Ariane is out of Tony’s life—something he’d never allow—Charlie cooks up a plot for them to stage her suicide. If Tony buys that she actually succeeded, they can start a new life together somewhere else.
      Even though their plan goes off without a hitch, Tony’s not convinced she’s dead. When an undercover drug cop and an ambitious prosecutor squeeze him over a drug investigation, he sees his chance and offers to co-operate and wear a wire on one condition—they investigate Charlie for Ariane’s disappearance.
      If Charlie reveals the truth, Tony will know Ariane is alive. If he keeps his mouth shut, he could go to jail—for a murder that never happened!
      In the end, three damaged people, an undiagnosed manic-depressive, an abused suicidal woman and a guilt-ridden wannabe drug-dealer, come together in an unforeseen turn of events. What neither Charlie or Tony count on is Ariane. She confounds them both, sending Tony to meet his fate and Charlie to discover that Ariane is smarter than everyone.