James Brooke is a retired-diploma living in Amsterdam, with his young Dutch wife, Annette. When Susan, their daughter, decides to visit with her black friend, Robert. So begins a hunt to ...
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James Brooke is a retired-diploma living in Amsterdam, with his young Dutch wife, Annette. When Susan, their daughter, decides to visit with her black friend, Robert. So begins a hunt to expose some long hidden disturbing truths. The question is: who is the game and whose game is it?Written by
Strong, enriching film to watch. Provoked much reflection on today's world
Looking at this film from the perspective of my more than 50 years in international human rights, 25 with the United Nations, I found Game to be strong and intense and it captured and held my attention. Camera great and actors very, very good indeed! Very interesting and challenging story, initially unexpected but which evolved. Important social commentary or awareness raising story.
Tension began almost immediately and grew throughout. Beginning as a question of African member of the family, parents unsure of how to act and the tension clearly reflected in the face and acts of the daughter. Different views in the home and close-ups and distance heightened the sense of not understanding; shots of the faces and acts of the daughter, but also parents, intensified tension. Filming eloquent in transmitting atmosphere.
Then, slowly evolving change of subject which kept interest and tension; what is this all about? Where are we going? Scenes toward the end were most unsettling, fearing the worst; again, the shots of faces and their actions were great at keeping us glued to the action.
Wow, the ending resolved the sense of conflict and tension and let me come away relieved. It was a strong film, a challenge to me to watch.
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