DECEIT begins with a warning to the viewer that he must pay close attention to the opening scene or he will never understand the rest of the film. Unfortunately, not even close and repeated inspection of that scene can prevent the viewer from becoming hopelessly lost in this thinly
plotted and overlong science-fiction parody.
The supposedly critical opening scene depicts a man (Norbert Weisser) scribbling a quick note before gulping down a lethal dose of bleach. After his violent death throes have subsided, the man's body is found by an invisible entity who possesses it and wanders away. More than a month later the
man, now calling himself Bailey, is picked ...