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A political drama about terrorism, revolution, and the power of memory. In an unnamed place and time, an idealistic soldier named Joe strikes up an illicit friendship with a political prisoner named Thorne, who eventually recruits him into a bloody coup d'etat. But in the post-revolutionary world, what Thorne asks of Joe leads the two men into bitter conflict, spiraling downward into madness until Joe's co-conspirators conclude that they must erase him from history. Written by
Thorne tells Joe a line about their forefathers "burning their ships at the shore" when they first arrived. This is a reference to Cortes, the Spaniard conquistador who conquered Mexico. Cortes did, in fact, burn his ships to show his men they had no other choice but to join him. See more »
So many fond memories of Maximilian the First on the tenth anniversary of our glorious leader's death.
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This film is about a prison guard siding with a political prisoner in a fictional country. The prison guard helps overthrow the government, only to find out that the new president is a worse dictator.
The story was a bit slow to start with, but it becomes mesmerising soon. The political tones in the film cannot be underestimated. The filmmakers are careful not to criticise any kinds of regime, in order to avoid a political war.
The two leading actors, Ralph Fiennes and Donald Sutherland both give strong performances in the film. They make the film very enjoyable to watch.
In addition, the stylish editing and cinematography makes the film very artistic.
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