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The Government Inspector (2005)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  17 March 2005 (UK)
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Breathtaking!
8 January 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Mere words fall short in being able to adequately convey my response to this docu-drama - only seen for the first time in Australia a couple of nights ago. By now we all have access to the truth of what happened following 9-11, but this film gives insight into the machinations of both government and the role the media played, and still play to this day, in 'informing' the public.

This film belongs to Mark Rylance. His portrayal of Dr David Kelly is both realistic and poignant, and he never misses a beat. We see a sensitive man being served up as a fall guy, and we also see his recognition of the truth of what is happening to him as it's happening. Whilst I knew the outcome before seeing the film, watching him choose the place where he eventually takes his own life is at once painful and even shocking.

Great stuff!


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