Adapted from Richard Neeley's aptly titled, noirish novel The Plastic Nightmare
, SHATTERED is a sleek but totally far-fetched American debut from German director Wolfgang Petersen which severely strains audience belief from the very beginning.
Dan Merrick (Tom Berenger), a San Francisco real estate magnate, is horribly injured in a car accident, from which his beautiful wife Judith (Greta Scacchi) has emerged surprisingly unscathed. Dan awakens from a coma to find that his disfigured face has been reconstructed from photographs, but he
remains a total amnesiac, plagued by nightmares. After Dan discovers photographs of his wife making love to another man,...