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Guadalajara: Trump Inspires Political Thriller ‘The False Prophet’

12 March 2017 5:44 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Taking a page from the current populist climate roiling the U.S., France and other parts of the world, political thriller “The False Prophet” explores the confluence of media and politics in crumbling democracies.

“The False Prophet” turns on a Latino journo of Palestinian descent who develops a Messiah complex after he uses his hefty influence in the media to convince people that the government needs to be overthrown. “I was inspired to write this story after witnessing the rise of Trump and the advent of populism and nationalism in many countries, including in Latin America,” said its Colombian helmer-scribe David Herrera.

One of the buzzed-up titles at Guadalajara’s 13th Co-production Meeting “The False Prophet” marks the feature debut of Herrera who plans to shoot in Spanish with some Arabic. The dystopian thriller set in in the year 2022 was one of three winning projects selected out of 12 entries at »

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