Kamikaze documentarian Nick Broomfield unleashes his bothersome Brit persona on the Iron Lady in this hilariously revealing film. The result is ninety minutes of the filmmaker being ...
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15 years after his classic documentary "The Leader, His Driver, and the Driver's Wife", Nick Broomfield examines the history of the far-right AWB and its leader Eugene Terre'Blanche and ... See full summary »
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From the award-winning Director, The Leader, His Driver, and the Driver's Wife portrays the sinister and comic sides of Eugene Terre'Blanche, leader of the neo-Nazi AWB Afrikaner Party in South Africa.
Nick Broomfield met Hsiao Hung Pai, a journalist who was working for the Guardian, when making his feature film 'Ghosts' (about the Morecambe Bay Chinese Cockle Pickers ). As an experiment ... See full summary »
A documentary crew from the BBC arrives in L.A. intent on interviewing Heidi Fleiss, a year after her arrest for running a brothel but before her trial. Several months elapse before the ... See full summary »
Kamikaze documentarian Nick Broomfield unleashes his bothersome Brit persona on the Iron Lady in this hilariously revealing film. The result is ninety minutes of the filmmaker being rigorously denied access to his subject, exposing sides of Thatcher that more hands-on portraits might never approach.
Forget movies like The French Connection, Italian Job and Ronin..... "Tracking Down Maggie" is the greatest movie 'chase' of them all!!!
This film can be found in the second volume of "The Nick Broomfield Collection" box sets, along with two other films 'Soldier Girls' and 'The Leader, the driver and the driver's wife'. Tracking Down Maggie is the lighter film of the three, however it is riveting stuff!
Broomfield has an obviously resentment towards Mrs Thatcher and this makes for a really funny film. All the while trying to land and interview with the former PM, he is shunned, snobbed and intimidated by not only the old bag Maggie but also her secret service people. I wonder if they have since viewed this film and realized by avoiding Broomfield's camera they have only incriminated themselves more!
Anyway, I am not sure if you can get this film outside of the box sets, but I highly recommend watching it. I strongly recommend buying both volumes of the boxes and having them in your own library. Fantastic stuff! I only hope they release a 3rd 4th and 5th volume!
I give this one 9 out of 10.
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