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The World According to Bush (2004)

Le monde selon Bush (original title)
The 1000 days of George W. Bush's presidency from the 9/11 attacks to the iraqi quagmire. How a bunch of people influenced by neo-cons hawks took control of the US foreign policy.

Director:

William Karel

Writers:

William Karel, Eric Laurent (book) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
John Ashcroft John Ashcroft ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert Baer Robert Baer ... Himself
Tony Blair ... Himself (archive footage)
Antony Blinken Antony Blinken ... Himself (as Anthony Blinken)
Hans Blix Hans Blix ... Himself
William Boykin William Boykin ... Himself (archive footage)
George Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Laura Bush ... Herself (archive footage)
Robert Byrd ... Himself (archive footage)
Frank Carlucci Frank Carlucci ... Himself
Dick Cheney ... Himself (archive footage)
David Corn David Corn ... Himself
Arnaud de Borchgrave Arnaud de Borchgrave ... Himself
Viêt Dinh Viêt Dinh ... Himself
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Who is Georges W. Bush ? This movie tells about the 1000 days of his presidency, from the 9/11 to the war in Iraq. It shows how is America today and tries to understand how a small group of people, under the influence of the neo-conservatives, took the control of the american foreign policy. Written by Pierrick Brochot

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"A scathing attack on Bush's first 1000 days in power" - HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

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Documentary | War

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France | Belgium | Switzerland

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

27 May 2004 (Belgium) See more »

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€500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The Cannes Film Festival organizers were keen to include this movie in the Official Selection but dismissed it when Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) by Michael Moore was selected. See more »

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[first lines]
George W. Bush: To those of you who received honors, awards, and distinctions, I say, well done. And to the C students, I say, you, too, can be President of the United States.
Norman Mailer: We have the worst President in America's history. He's ignorant, he's arrogant, he's stupid in all ways but one: which is that he's immensely shrewd about the American people, particularly the less intelligent half of America. Because they're very happy with him in that they realize how stupid he is, and they say to ...
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Comprehensively exhaustive (facts, only the facts, nothing but the facts)
4 July 2004 | by vostfSee all my reviews

Sure William Karel won't indulge in some Michael Moore-like farcical overview. Karel is more of a documentary cistercian monk observing abstinence from humor and poverty of montages.

Well, to observe the same austerity in reviewing 'Le Monde selon Bush' I must say it's a well-documented investigation over the Bush administration with revealing questions (V.O.) answered by about 20 interviewees ranging from journalists, CIA insiders to such big shots as Richard Perle, Colin Powell or Carlyle's 'Don' Carlucci.

Strongly rooted in a careful definition of the Bush background and persona the documentary then grows into full blossom which might be overwhelming if you're not one hundred percent concentrated. There's so much to understand straight away then jump to the next implication that 'Le Monde selon Bush' is only valuable to people who already know it all. All the information is available here and there in articles and books so the documentary is only a quick recap for all you've heard, read or missed in the past couple of years. But that's definitely not a movie that will cater for grassroots audiences. What does remain on your RAM once you're through with the Karel weapon of mass documentation? Precise and revealing facts such as George W's passport (he didn't have one before 2000) or the vast array of links between political figures in office and industrial military businesses. Maybe it's enough to qualify for a PhD. in Bushonomics, cronyism and oversimplification. Maybe you'll leave that to other people.

So what's the more important thing for a documentary? Be strictly un-intrusive, which implies to hold your breath for 90 minutes? Or to have people moved by what they see so they think about it thereafter?


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