Tuesday
01
Sep
7.30pm
Back Under Fire
 
Tue
01
Sep
No film notes
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Tuesday, 01 September 2009 at 7.30pm
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This exceptional political thriller is part morality tale and part action adventure, as three journalists - Nick Nolte, Gene Hackman and Joanna Cassidy - cover the Nicaraguan revolution and become involved in the violent struggle. Director Roger Spottiswoode has brilliantly realised the electric atmosphere generated by rubble-strewn streets, above which snipers lurk and in which people die just because they get in the way. The three stars stand out and Jean-Louis Trintignant is credibly creepy as a French double-agent. What's intriguing, though, is the way the journalists try to stay aloof, yet still find themselves forced to take sides. It's hard to keep your cool when all around are losing theirs.



Director:

 
Roger Spottiswoode
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