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The Commissioner (1998)

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
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Horst Kramer
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Peter Simpson
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Murray Lomax
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Gordon Cartwright
Alan MacNaughtan ...
Karl Ritter (as Alan MacNaughton)
Bill Bolender ...
Arthur Groom
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Adrian Brine ...
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Greek commissioner
John Abbott ...
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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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clever and effective thriller
6 May 2001 | by (belgium) – See all my reviews

I had my finger on the fast-forward button while watching this, as I expected this to be a boring and mediocre political thriller and I'm not that very interested in politics. But what a surprise! It turned out to be a smart and very intelligent movie, with a realistic and intriguing story! Although lots of actions happen, on a very high tempo, the story always remains clear and comprehensible. John Hurt was extremely strong, the photography was nice and the camera-work effective. I also liked the music very much, it certainly contributed tot the tension in the film. I think it's great the way George Sluizer made this movie with possibly not that much money.


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