In The Invisible Man (2020), Cecilia is getting notified that Adrian committed suicide.

Later we find out that Adrian is alive, although he was considered dead.

How did he manipulate the police?

  • Did you mean how he could have staged his own suicide scene?
    – Yu Zhang
    Commented Mar 11, 2020 at 22:03
  • @YuZhang yes, shouldn't the police investigate it?
    – Ori Marko
    Commented Mar 12, 2020 at 7:00
  • yes, they should. But they apparently reached the wrong conclusion, either they treated it as a suicide without investigating it at all or they did investigate but reached the conclusion that it was a suicide.
    – Yu Zhang
    Commented Mar 12, 2020 at 8:33

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Plot hole. The brother showed Cecilia a photograph of a body with one arm outside of a sheet. It's presumed that the body is Adrian's. However, when she is shown the photo, her friend (who happens to be a police officer) also sees the photo yet makes no inquisition about Adrian's death. Clearly, that's not how reality works. So, this is a plot hole which requires suspension of disbelief in order to proceed with the story. The only explanation is that Adrian's brother took the photo, and Adrian never committed suicide. I mean, how can you fake a suicide and have it pass by police officers and a coroner, unless they're all part of the cover-up, which they weren't?

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