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Clearcut (1991)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller, Western  |  9 July 1992 (Germany)
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When a lawyer loses an appeal to stop a logging company from clear-cutting Native American land, Arthur, an Indian militant drags him and the kidnapped logging mill manager into the forest.... See full summary »

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Arthur
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Peter Maguire
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Bud Rickets
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Wilf
Rebecca Jenkins ...
Louise
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Tom Starblanket
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Therry Bannon ...
Sweat Lodge Singer #2
Harvey Churchill ...
Sweat Lodge Singer #1
Phil Harns ...
Policeman
Michael Millar ...
News Cameraman #1
Steve Mousseau ...
Nasty Cop
Andrew Proctor ...
Regional Police Officer #1
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Hunter
Jari Sarkka ...
Regional Police Officer #2
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When a lawyer loses an appeal to stop a logging company from clear-cutting Native American land, Arthur, an Indian militant drags him and the kidnapped logging mill manager into the forest. The lawyer's empty talk about how the company's greed should be punished is put into brutal action by Arthur, who tortures the manager in allegorical ways mimicking what loggers do to the forest. Written by Thomas Pluck <stripey@winternet.com>

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They were destroying the land of his heritage...now they must pay!


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Rated R for strong moments of torture and violence, and for language | See all certifications »
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Arthur: [sung in sweat lodge] I'm gonna cut my fingers off and make a necklace for you fat fucks.
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a very relevant masterpiece
18 November 2006 | by (Santa Barbara, California) – See all my reviews

The ten-star folks before me have it right: this is a must-see movie. It goes to the psychological heart of the political paralysis of Western societies today, and to their willingness to pay no attention to whom they screw over, only to wake up surprised that it has all gone wrong. Peter the Toronto cause lawyer is a great image of the white progressive who supports Native causes without actually siding with them, and the film beautifully illustrates what happens when he loses his power to exist in this in-between position. "Deb" is right that the core statement is "you dreamed anger, and your anger is real." If you are angry about how, in Peter's immortal words, "the world has turned to sh-t," will letting your anger emerge then allow you to act, or encourage you to let the usual others act for you? What are you doing, if your anger is real? I will stop before I give anything away, and will end with a plea to the distributor to release this important film in DVD, and drop the VHS price below CA$55.00.


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