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U.N. Me (2009)

 -  Documentary  -  1 June 2012 (USA)
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Documentary filmmaker Ami Horowitz takes us on a brutal tour of a number of places where the UN has intervened. Through interviews with those involved - some of whom wish to remain ... See full summary »

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Documentary filmmaker Ami Horowitz takes us on a brutal tour of a number of places where the UN has intervened. Through interviews with those involved - some of whom wish to remain anonymous - and archive footage, he uncovers facts about manifest abuses and scandals surrounding UN missions and personnel. Such as a "forgotten" shooting in Côte d'Ivoire, during which UN soldiers opened fire on unarmed demonstrators. Or the "Oil for Food" program in Iraq, which resulted in the wrong people reaping the benefits. Horowitz also addresses the harrowing case of the UN soldiers who stood by, powerless, during the genocide in Rwanda. Written by International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic material involving genocide and sexual abuses, and for violent images
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A great companion piece to Armando Iannucci's "In the Loop"
14 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As someone who saw the film two years ago and loved it, I've noticed two kinds of responses: actual film reviews, which are generally favorable, and pieces attacking the filmmakers' perceived politics and intentions, which say more about what the reviewer brings to the film than what s/he sees on screen.

As I said, I loved the movie, or at least the version I saw then when it was on tour (I haven't seen the new edit). As others have observed, it's a perfect companion piece to Armando Ionucci's "In the Loop": at times hysterically absurd, and at other times, just painfully tragic. I'm not kidding when I say I laughed and I cried, often all at once.

I highly recommend this imperfectly brilliant film. In the tradition of Michael Moore, but more clever by half, and more resonant.


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