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The Commissioner (1998)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 22 February 1998 (Germany)
A member of the British government is sent to Brussels to become British Commissioner to the European Community. He is made aware of a web of political and industrial corruption through a ... See full summary »

Director:

George Sluizer

Writers:

Christina Kallas (screenplay), George Sluizer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Hurt ... James Morton
Rosana Pastor ... Helena Moguentes
Alice Krige ... Isabelle Morton
Armin Mueller-Stahl ... Hans Koenig
Johan Leysen ... Horst Kramer
Simon Chandler ... Peter Simpson
David Morrissey ... Murray Lomax
James Faulkner ... Gordon Cartwright
Alan MacNaughtan ... Karl Ritter (as Alan MacNaughton)
Bill Bolender Bill Bolender ... Arthur Groom
Julian Wadham ... Prime minister
Adrian Brine Adrian Brine ... President of Court
Kevork Malikyan ... Greek commissioner
John Abbott John Abbott ... Commissioner's Laywer
Max Gold Max Gold ... Morton Lawyer
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A member of the British government is sent to Brussels to become British Commissioner to the European Community. He is made aware of a web of political and industrial corruption through a series of anonymous letters. Despite his own history of political expediency, the Commissioner rises to the moral challenge, and faces off with the evil forces responsible. Written by Peter Samuelson <petersam@who.net>

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Drama | Thriller

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Belgium | Germany | UK | USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 1998 (Germany) See more »

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A főbiztos See more »

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Belgium See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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James Morton: You're not by any chance some kind of feminist?
Helena: The worst kind! A Woman!
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Slow moving intriguing movie
12 June 2011 | by jimrinSee all my reviews

There are some interesting twists in the movie, so there was a lot of thought put into the plot. Unfortunately, the execution did not live up to the potential provided by the plot. Actually, the plot of the movie is just as pertinent today as it was 10+ years ago of corporations with ties to politicians being able to be above the law. However, the script, the dialog, the pace, and the acting all left a little to be desired. Even the performance of the distinguished John Hurt seemed average at best. This seemed more along the quality of a made-for-TV movie. The redeeming value of the movie was that it has the theme that one must do things for the right reason, but it was rather painful process to get there.


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