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Berlin-based contemporary video artist Omer Fast makes a stylish feature film debut with this mind-bending psychological thriller filmed on location in London. Adapted from Tom McCarthy's debut novel, Remainder centres on a young man called Tom (Tom Sturridge), who is struck by falling debris from a building. A lawyer negotiates a sizable settlement of almost 10 million US dollars with the understanding that Tom will forget about the accident and never mention it again. He agrees - the trauma of the accident has almost completely wiped clean his memory, so he is a blank slate. However, Tom does experience fragmented flashbacks, so he decides to use the compensation payout to rebuild his old life. Aided by a fixer called Naz (Arsher Ali), Tom buys a building that he believes was his old home and hires actors to play neighbours, who must perform specified actions and lines of dialogue on cue. As Tom's artificially fashioned reality expands, he calls on old friends Catherine (Cush Jumbo) and Greg (Ed Speleers) to help him make sense of his memories and piece his life back together.