15Deception = Sex List (Italy)
Deception is a 2008 film starring Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor and Michelle Williams. It’s a psychological crime thriller about an accountant (played by McGregor) who meets a high-powered attorney (played by Jackman) and is introduced to the lurid underbelly of New York’s powerful set, which
basically involves organizing a bunch of affairs on the hush.
But if you were watching the movie in Italy, you’d be forgiven if you thought you had signed on for some kind of American Pie-style hookup comedy starring Obi Wan Kenobi and Wolverine as a couple of well-meaning (but sexually irresponsible) knuckleheads in some sort of womanizing competition, with a title like Sex List.
While Deception does indeed include Italy’s eponymous “list” as a plot device, the impression given by the Italian title doesn’t quite match the moody atmosphere of the film. It’s probably one of the most literal title mistranslations on the list, but while we’re on that topic …