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Eli Wurman is a decadent drug addicted New Yorker public relation, who is promoting a social event on behalf of Afro-Americans. Along two days of his crazy life, the day of the event and the day before, he makes contacts and favors, 'kissing asses', using drugs etc. Victoria Gray is his widow sister-in-law and passion in the past. Cary Launer is an Oscar winner actor and principal client of Eli. On the day before of the event, Eli finds out secrets that evolve powerful men of America. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This is not a bad movie. However its a movie that never really defines itself. It tries to focus on a great number of issues, social and human, but in the end, it doesnt really acomplishes in any field.
We have the political point of view. The struggle for success, the hipocrysy of the so called "governors of the world" and the false morals of many civil rights fighters, more interested in their personal power than in really succeeding in something good for the people! I loved those pictures of Jessy Jackson on the Pacino´s office!
On the other hand, we have a lonesome man, with a wasted life, always working for others well being and forgetting his own problems and needs.
The problem with Pacino was his ingenuity! And thats also what is so hard for me to accept! Is it possible for a person with his kind of life experience to be caught of guard? He actually believes he can do some good to the society, and that the powers are actually willing to in an unselfish way help him! Thats so hard to believe!
So to simplify "I Know People" is is a story about a call to reality, of an old man, who looses all its hope, and close to the end of his life, understands, it was all meaningless, and that the system is unbeatable.
Like him, we go on a trip, and ugly and dirty one! Its a rude awakening! Its sad, and I felt for this good man, whose ingenuity is his perdition!
Unfortunatly, on the techinical side, "IKP" fails, which makes this movie slow, tedious, confuse, in fact even hopeless sometimes!
But Al Pacino saves the day, with an amazing performance, another one. This is one of the best actors ever, and its a pleasure to watch him work! As always he delivers a masterpiece performace. But one has to wonder if it´s enough. It was for me!
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