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The Fever (2004)

Not Rated | | Drama | 2 October 2005 (USA)
Tells the story of a woman who gets involved in politics with no previous contact with world events.

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Carlo Gabriel Nero
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Credited cast:
Vanessa Redgrave ... Woman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cameron D'Angelo Cameron D'Angelo ... Revolutionary's son
Kiera D'Angelo Kiera D'Angelo ... Revolutionary's daughter
Geraldine James
Angelina Jolie ... Revolutionary
Daria Knez Daria Knez ... Revolutionary's younger sister
Kika Markham ... Woman In Red
Michael Moore ... Reporter
Joely Richardson ... Woman at 30
Rade Serbedzija ... Diplomat
Miriam Turner Miriam Turner ... Revolutionary's mother
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Tells the story of a woman who gets involved in politics with no previous contact with world events.

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Look beyond comfort.

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USA | UK

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English

Release Date:

2 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A láz See more »

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London, England, UK See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Vanessa Redgrave and Angelina Jolie previously appeared in Girl, Interrupted (1999). See more »

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Woman: Where do all these objects come from?... How does it happen that these things are made and not others? Of course, there are only a limited number of workers in the world. And each day they do a limited number of things: some things and not other things. Who tells them what they ought to do? The holders of money. They bid their money for the things they want and each bit of money determines some fraction of the day's activities. So the people who have a little determine a little and the people ...
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Featured in 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008) See more »

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there is no such thing as a revolution
25 June 2007 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

When I read a description of "The Fever" and saw that it stars Vanessa Redgrave and Michael Moore, I knew that I was in for something politically charged. But I didn't realize how politically charged. Redgrave plays an anonymous rich woman who takes a trip to an economically depressed country with no identified name or geographic location (although it looks kind of like they combined Latin America with Eastern Europe). Coming down with a fever there, she now has to reassess how and why she lives a privileged life, and whether or not she even deserves it.

I wholeheartedly recommend this movie, not least as a study of the class system dominating the world. Not only do they look at that, but also at the oft failed aim of revolutions (the leaders quickly become as corrupt as they thugs whom they overthrew). But it certainly sides with the pro-democracy movement over the oligarchy; after all, democracy is the worst form of government except all the others.

Anyway, this is one that you have to see. It's no surprise that Wallace Shawn wrote this, given the great work that he's done in the past. Also starring Angelina Jolie, and directed by Carlo Nero (Vanessa Redgrave's son whom she had with "Camelot" co-star Franco Nero).


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