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White Lies (1998)

How can a smart middle class girl suddenly turn into a devoted right wing debater? That's what happens with Catherine when she meets the charismatic leaders of the neo-nazi organization NIM.

Director:

Kari Skogland

Writer:

Dennis Foon
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2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Polley ... Catherine Chapman
Tanya Allen ... Erina Baxter
Jonathan Scarfe ... Ian McKee
Lynn Redgrave ... Inga Kolneder
Joseph Kell ... Rex Brennan
Albert Schultz ... Alan Green
Regan Moore Regan Moore ... Wayne
Danny Smith ... Khaki Kid
Mark Terene Mark Terene ... Teacher
Michelle St. John ... TV Newsperson 1
Peter Cookson Peter Cookson ... Horrible Skinhead
Carley Chapdelaine Carley Chapdelaine ... Skinhead Girl
Cassel Miles Cassel Miles ... Bill
Tara Rosling ... Karen
Michael Dyson ... Security Guard
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Storyline

Catherine, a first-year university student who feels alienated from the liberal campus, joins a hate group through the Internet and becomes their voice, only to gradually question their beliefs even as she becomes more deeply involved. Written by Sean Gallagher <naes@cgocable.net>

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Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Finally disappointing Canadian film on racism and extreme-right
5 March 2000 | by annick.driesSee all my reviews

The beginning of the film 'White Lies' was surprising to me, because you don't often watch North-American films with political racism as the theme. The psychology of the shy main character was described well, the rhythm of the film was good, and original with a sound-track that seemed to come from a 1970's film.

But, then, the second half was disappointing, as the film came into the domain of "Hollywood Nazism" and, like some others comments said, cartoon characters. The sentimental and pathetic ending of the film doesn't do much good to it.

A study on how intellectual people, e.g. at college and university, can be attracted by extreme-right ideology, as it was at the beginning of the film, could have been more interesting


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1998 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Hazugság, fehér, igazság See more »

Filming Locations:

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