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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 ... 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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Country:

Belgium | Germany | UK | USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 1998 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A főbiztos See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgium See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

James Morton: You're not by any chance some kind of feminist?
Helena: The worst kind! A Woman!
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So-so
10 September 2000 | by kel.mikeSee all my reviews

For me, this is one of those films that you start watching and half an hour later, wonder if you should watch or do something else. But I stuck with and found it "so-so" viewing. John Hurt played his role well as did Mueller-Stahl (he was great in "Shine"). The plot takes a few unexpected twists that I did not foresee. However, what disappointed me was the predictability of some parts of the story (e.g. the fate of some characters), the superficiality of some of the characters' interrelationships, and the generally cheap look and feel of the production. A pet hate was the stereotyped Texan businessman in a Stetson - also poorly acted. The movie lacked a certain flow and left some issues hanging unnecessarily. Anyway, see for yourself.


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