A Kafkaesque comedy based on the true story of one man's David-and-Goliath battle with the biggest bureaucracy of all - the tax department. He wins, they lose!

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A Kafkaesque comedy based on the true story of one man's David-and-Goliath battle with the biggest bureaucracy of all - the tax department. He wins, they lose!

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Easy to forget it's real life
22 October 2009 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

This was a well made film, good acting, well edited, and if it did take a dive at the box office, then more fool the general public. It's a story that deserves to be told, and should be - perhaps it should be shown at high schools, only I suppose kids wouldn't have the concentration span. It is a bit wearying and hard going at times - but you do get the feeling of the long and arduous battle that Henderson went through to survive. The stamina of the man! I'm not a Hyde fan but if he did the job, then good for him. Loved the guy playing him, he had obviously studied his mannerisms. My only wish was that we could have taken the story to the part where he bought the building. It's a hard won battle, and easy to forget that this did happen, (or near as dammit)and that we should not let faceless bureaucrats bully us.


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