Director Kenneth Branagh and his then real-life wife Emma Thompson both have dual roles in DEAD AGAIN, a complexly plotted mystery that is steeped in a pastiche of Hollywood classics.
Los Angeles. Private detective Mike Church (Branagh), at the behest of the orphanage priest who raised him, rescues an unknown amnesiac (Thompson), who he names Grace and with whom he quickly falls in love. With the aid of hypnotist and antique dealer Franklyn Madson (Derek Jacobi), who appears on
the scene, Grace undergoes hypnosis and recounts her past life as Margaret, a British concert pianist married to Roman Strauss, a flamboyant emigre conductor who was imprisoned for her br...