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The Brink (2019)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 29 March 2019 (USA)
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A fly-on-the-wall chronicle of embattled former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's global mission to spread extreme nationalism.

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Alison Klayman
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Credited cast:
Steve Bannon ... Self (as Stephen K. Bannon)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Louis Aliot ... Self
Sean Bannon Sean Bannon ... Self
Patrick Caddell ... Self
Steve Cortes ... Self
Sharice Davids Sharice Davids ... Self (archive footage)
Yasmine Dehaene-Modrikamen ... Self
Filip Dewinter ... Self
Kent Ekeroth ... Self
Lena Epstein ... Self
Nigel Farage ... Self
Laure Ferrari ... Self
Daniel Fleuette Daniel Fleuette ... Self
David Frum ... Self
Paul Gosar ... Self
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When Steve Bannon left his position as White House chief strategist less than a week after the Charlottesville "Unite the Right" rally in August 2017, he was already a notorious figure in Trump's inner circle, and for bringing a far-right ideology into the highest echelons of American politics. Unconstrained by an official post - though some say he still has a direct line to the White House - he became free to peddle influence as a perceived kingmaker, turning his controversial brand of nationalism into a global movement. THE BRINK follows Bannon through the 2018 mid-term elections in the United States, shedding light on his efforts to mobilize and unify far-right parties in order to win seats in the May 2019 European Parliamentary elections. To maintain his power and influence, the former Goldman Sachs banker and media investor reinvents himself - as he has many times before - this time as the self-appointed leader of a global populist movement. Keen manipulator of the press and ...

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First the White House. Then the world.

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Insightful: Needed More Background Research
12 July 2019 | by westsideschlSee all my reviews

We follow Steve Bannon though a profanity embedded journey as he first joins Trump during his campaign espousing populist views (using fear/hate to divide the working class) & economic nationalism (a form of greed in which national productivity is pushed as local, but working poor pay w/higher costs for goods/services & wealthy get tax breaks). We follow him as he and Trump support Roy Moore's candidacy for the Senate. Odd contrast as Moore served during the Vietnam War & Trump using a family physician's waiver for what most people have & usually do not notice - a bone spur avoided that service. Next we see his popularity w/Breitbart News talk radio w/backing from very wealthy conservative families, e.g. Gun Wengui (aka Miles Kwok) wanted by the Chinese government for a variety of illegal problems. After leaving Breitbart he goes to Europe to support their unease over immigration by again espousing populism. Finally, a lot more profanity & references to George Soros.


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English

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29 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$18,063, 31 March 2019

Gross USA:

$106,057

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$106,057
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