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A member of the British Government is sent to Brussels to become British Commissioner to the European Community. He is made aware of a web of political and industrial corruption through a ... See full summary »

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James Morton
Rosana Pastor ...
Helena Moguentes
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Isabelle Morton
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Hans Koenig
Johan Leysen ...
Horst Kramer
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Peter Simpson
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Murray Lomax
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Gordon Cartwright
Alan MacNaughton ...
Karl Ritter
Bill Bolender ...
Arthur Groom
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Adrian Brine ...
President of Court
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Greek commissioner
John Abbott ...
Commissioner's Laywer
Max Gold ...
Morton Lawyer
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A member of the British Government is sent to Brussels to become British Commissioner to the European Community. He is made aware of a web of political and industrial corruption through a series of anonymous letters. Despite his own history of political expediency, the Commissioner rises to the moral challenge and faces off with the evil forces responsible. Written by Peter Samuelson <petersam@who.net>

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James Morton: You're not by any chance some kind of feminist?
Helena: The worst kind! A Woman!
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A rough diamond - Hurt gives an inspiring performance.
22 May 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Minister James Morton is sent to Brussels as the new British European Commissioner retreating from a government scandal. He is disappointed with his new portfolio as Commissioner for industry. That is until Helena Noguentes appears as the new Commissioner for the Environment. Add to this a media manipulation, a potential international disaster, high level corruption and a dash of American cavalier capitalism it makes for good watching.

I hadn't come across this until I saw it on cable - definitely worth a watch. Hurt virtually holds up the rest of the cast throughout although a good performance is put in by David Morrisey. This has been Sluizer's only attempt at making a film in English and is commendable. Moves well back and forth from location in London to Brussels.

Lets face it how many films could they make interesting about the EC?


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