When an American human rights lawyer is assassinated in Belfast, it remains for the man's girlfriend, as well as a tough, no nonsense, police detective to find the truth... which they soon discover to be contained in an audio tape which the man had with him, exposing political manipulations at the highest levels of government. But such underlying agendas require careful considerations to avoid worse things than murder. Written by
BOB STEBBINS <email@example.com>
Murder... Torture... Corruption... The Truth Can Never Be Buried.
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Did You Know?
According to the book 'Picture This!: A Guide to over 300 Environmentally, Socially, and Politically Relevant Films and Videos' (1992) by Sky Hiatt, "Hidden Agenda
(1990) ignited critical tumult and shouting matches when it aired at the Cannes Film Festival in 1990". In an 01/01/1991 Los Angeles Times article, David Gritten
states "around this time, all hell broke loose . . . In Cannes, a press conference for Hidden Agenda
(1990) ended in uproar. Alexander Walker
, film critic of the London Evening Standard, stood up and launched a blistering attack on the film, casting doubt on the truth of the events depicted." Director Ken Loach
said: "Then when we tried to answer Walker, we were shouted down by a group of [British] journalists. Then they in turn were shouted down by members of the international press. One of them accused Walker of representing the most reactionary elements in the British press. As someone said at the time, there's a lot of competition." Further: "Finally, a group of journalists from Britain's tabloid press, not including Walker, formed a deputation to Cannes Festival director Gilles Jacob
, demanding that Hidden Agenda
(1990) be withdrawn. 'He took great delight in laughing them from the room, says Loach, his eyes twinkling." See more
Can we go?
Written by Brian Warfield
Re-arranged by Ron Kavana
Performed by Ron Kavana
and Terry Woods
Published by Skin Music See more