The Riddle (film)

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The Riddle
The Riddle FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed byBrendan Foley
Produced byPeter Burrell
Joe Condren
Brendan Foley
Lars Hermann
Mark Moriarty
Written byBrendan Foley
StarringVinnie Jones
Derek Jacobi
Julie Cox
Vanessa Redgrave
Jason Flemyng
Release date
Running time
116 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The Riddle is a 2007 British psychological crime thriller film directed and written by Brendan Foley. It stars Vinnie Jones, Derek Jacobi, Julie Cox, Vanessa Redgrave, and Jason Flemyng.


When a woman is murdered following her discovery of an unpublished Charles Dickens manuscript, an unusual trio team up to investigate. The three are Mike (Jones), an ambitious sports tabloid journalist determined to make a name for himself, Kate (Cox), a police officer, and an eccentric old beach-combing tramp (Jacobi). Together they must track down the mystery and we are taken back to the world of Charles Dickens. Only when they solve the riddle of the manuscript are they able to solve the present day crime, but they must also face opposers: a greedy detective (Moriarty), a publisher (Redgrave), and a ruthless construction company owner (Flemyng).

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The film was shot in London's Greenwich, Lewisham, Southwark, and Chislehurst Caves in Bromley district. The opening sequence was shot at Central Park Stadium in Murston.[1]


The Riddle was released as a World Exclusive Premiere promotion, and came free inside the Mail on Sunday, on 16 September 2007.[2] The promotional DVD contains a trailer for Bog Bodies, an upcoming film also directed by Brendan Foley.


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