Bourne Identity, The (2002; USA/Germany/Czech Republic; Colour; 119m) ∗∗∗∗ d. Doug Liman; w. Tony Gilroy, W. Blake Herron; ph. Oliver Wood; m. John Powell. Cast: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Clive Owen, Chris Cooper, Brian Cox, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Julia Stiles, Gabriel Mann, Walton Goggins, Nicky Naude, Josh Hamilton, Orso Maria Guerrini, Tim Dutton, Denis Braccini, Anthony Green. A man is picked up by a fishing boat, bullet-riddled and without memory, then races to elude assassins and recover from amnesia. Fast-paced and tightly, almost frenetically, edited action movie never lets up. Tense and violent, this proved to be an influential addition to the spy thriller genre with Damon proving highly effective as the assassin who has lost his memory and tries to unpick the knotted threads of his life. Based on the novel by Robert Ludlum. Followed by a number of sequels commencing with THE BOURNE SUPREMACY (2004).