The Johnny Worricker Spy trilogy concludes with Salting the Battlefield, in which our hero with his ex girlfriend, Margot are criss-crossing Europe trying to stay one step ahead of the ... See full summary »
Johnny Worricker (Bill Nighy) is a long-serving MI5 officer. His boss and best friend Benedict Baron (Michael Gambon) dies suddenly, leaving behind him an inexplicable file, threatening the... See full summary »
Johnny Worricker is hiding out from his work at MI5 on the tax-exile islands, Turks & Caicos. But an encounter with a CIA agent forces him into the company of some ambiguous American ... See full summary »
Amazingly insightful and touching one-man show on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict
Very moving and extremely enlightening filmed one man play, written and performed by the British playwright David Hare. Directed with a light, deft touch by Stephen Daldry (The Hours)
It recounts Hare's experiences visiting Israel, as he interviewed people on all sides of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. Not only is Hare's writing terrific (no surprise), but he reveals real charisma and emotional accessibility as a performer (yes, he's playing himself, but ask any actor - that's one of the hardest things to do).
I felt like I learned more in this 90 minutes, while also being more touched (and occasionally made to laugh) than I have from any other 5 dramatic films or documentaries on the subject combined.
Quite special and overlooked, and well worth seeking out.
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