Martin (Sebastian Koch) is a successful writer whose wife suddenly disappeared. During a film shoot, 15 years later, Martin meets Angelique (Lotte Verbeek), who disappears the same night. The next day police find her body and a mysterious investigation begins.
The film received generally negative reviews. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 14% of seven professional critics have given the film a positive review, and it has a rating average of 4.2 out of 10. Jay Weissberg of Variety wrote that the film does not give viewers a reason to suspend disbelief. Deborah Young of The Hollywood Reporter described it as "a take-off on film noir doubles as a love story and an enjoyable tease about the filmmaking process".
Suspension of Disbelief was nominated for CinemaXXI Award in Rome Film Festival 2012.