In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel In Cold Blood, Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row.
Philip Seymour Hoffman,
Clifton Collins Jr.,
The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.
A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century".
Jean François Heckel,
In a remote area of Northern Kenya, activist Tessa Quayle is found brutally murdered. Tessa's companion, a doctor, appears to have fled the scene, and the evidence points to a crime of passion. Members of the British High Commission in Nairobi assume that Tessa's widower, their mild-mannered and unambitious colleague Justin Quayle, will leave the matter to them. They could not be more wrong. Haunted by remorse and jarred by rumors of his late wife's infidelities, Quayle surprises everyone by embarking on a personal odyssey that will take him across three continents. Using his privileged access to diplomatic secrets, he will risk his own life, stopping at nothing to uncover and expose the truth - a conspiracy more far-reaching and deadly than Quayle could ever have imagined. Written by
The film's opening scene was filmed in Nairobi at Kibera, the largest slum in sub-Saharan Africa. Kibera at the time of filming was a sprawling shantytown of approximately six hundred acres with an estimated population of between 800,000 and 1.2 million people, most of whom lived in make-shift huts constructed of scrap lumber, mud, and corrugated iron, and lacking sanitation, running water, and electricity. Today, there are very few trees in Kibera, and every Kenyan tribe is represented among its residents. The "streets" are a labyrinth of raised pathways and shallow trenches winding among streams of raw sewage. The main drag is a working railway line that bisects the shantytown. Residents set up shop along the tracks, laying out anything of conceivable value to anyone. See more »
Arthur Hammond would not be allowed to accompany Justin to the Eurostar train. Eurostar has an airline-style check-in procedure, and only passengers holding tickets can reach the platforms. See more »
Oh, thank you Arnold. I... I can manage that. But I still don't see why you couldn't wait a couple of weeks. Why go all the way up to Loki?
Well, we want to hear Grace Makanga speak, and she won't be coming to Nairobi.
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END CREDITS DEDICATION: This film is dedicated to Yvette Pierpaoli and all other aid workers who lived and died giving a damn. See more »
Literally, nothing holds water here. Is this the same John le Carré who wrote some of the best plots ever? Forget about the pretentious narration (OK, we got He loved Her SOOOO MUCH after the second flashback...) and the shaky "more real than real" cinematography. But the story! Another universal conspiracy everybody's part of and no one knows about because all the good guys get murdered in a very complicated way. Two utterly obnoxious leads (the only lovable person in the movie is Bill Nighy's baddie, but there's not nearly enough of him) who behave like lunatics (Fiennes delaying the plane's take-off...). A VEDDY VEDDY important report of which one single copy is sent to the only guy who shall throw it into a shredder. A compromising letter which suddenly shows up in the middle of Africa, because no one thought of hiding it well. No Guardian's or NYT's reporter to be seen. A pharmaceutical firm killing people apparently for the sheer kick of it, because no other point could be guessed.
Come on, we know capitalism is the absolute evil, but even this dead horse can be and has been whipped more efficiently that THAT.
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