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Tokyo Film Review: ‘7 Minutes’

26 October 2016 9:13 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Among the most insidious, narcotizing illusions that the powerful can peddle to the less empowered is the suggestion that choice equals freedom — that as long as we have the option to decide between at least two alternatives, we are somehow the masters of our own destinies. It’s a notion that underpins the very idea of democracy, not to mention consumerism, in which one’s definitive preference of Coke over Pepsi, or one’s tribal adherence to Adidas over Nike, goes a long way toward obscuring the nagging suspicion that we might be better off without carbonated cola drinks or luxury sports brands in our lives at all.

This may seem like a distant mental space in which to end up after watching Michele Placido’s Italian-language “7 Minutes,” which is based on a true story and follows one fraught afternoon in the lives of 11 female workers’ representatives in a textile factory undergoing a takeover. »

- Jessica Kiang

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