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The Commissioner (1998)

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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
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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 MacNaughton ...
Karl Ritter
Bill Bolender ...
Arthur Groom
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Greek commissioner
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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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So-so
10 September 2000 | by (Warrnambool, Australia) – See all my reviews

For me, this is one of those films that you start watching and half an hour later, wonder if you should watch or do something else. But I stuck with and found it "so-so" viewing. John Hurt played his role well as did Mueller-Stahl (he was great in "Shine"). The plot takes a few unexpected twists that I did not foresee. However, what disappointed me was the predictability of some parts of the story (e.g. the fate of some characters), the superficiality of some of the characters' interrelationships, and the generally cheap look and feel of the production. A pet hate was the stereotyped Texan businessman in a Stetson - also poorly acted. The movie lacked a certain flow and left some issues hanging unnecessarily. Anyway, see for yourself.


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