AMATEUR wears its themes on its sleeve, and questions of identity are always on the character's minds; everyone wants to change, to be redeemed, but nobody seems to know how.
Handsome, sharply dressed Thomas (Martin Donovan) wakes up in New York's trendy SoHo, unable to remember who he is or how he came to be lying face down on the cobblestone pavement. He stumbles into the fragile arms of Isabelle (Isabelle Huppert), an enigmatic beauty who tends to his head wound
and assists him in his search for the secret of his identity. But the more Thomas learns about the man he used to be, the more he wants to emulate Isabelle, a former nun who's remaking herself as a ...