COMPLETE UNKNOWN is a drama mystery thriller film directed by Joshua Marston (Maria Full of Grace, The Forgiveness of Blood), from a screenplay by Marston and Julian Sheppard. Starring Rachel Weisz and Michael Shannon, the film had its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
As Tom (Shannon) celebrates his birthday with a group of close friends in Brooklyn, he is startled to see a woman from his distant past at the party. Jenny — or Alice (Weisz), as she now calls herself — first denies even knowing Tom, but as the evening progresses, she reveals a shocking secret. After disappearing from Tom’s life 20 years earlier, she began to reinvent herself every few years, taking on a new name, a new career and a new life each time. After giving Tom a glimpse of what life could be like if he lets go of the safety and security he has so carefully created, Alice asks him to make a choice that will change everything.