Like most of Costa-Gavras' political thrillers, the French State of Siege is based on a true story. The incident dramatized herein is the kidnapping of a U.S. official somewhere in Latin America. The director's sympathies clearly lie with the kidnappers, especially since the official (played by Yves Montand), ostensibly an expert in traffic control, has been assigned as special advisor to the government's secret police, training these worthies in the art of the torturing of political prisoners. Uruguay was the country where this story actually took place; though no names are given, there's little doubting the identity of Costa-Gavras' fictional locale. Despite its up-to-date radicalism, State of Siege adheres to time-honored Hollywood formula, with ugly, vulgar bad guys vs. handsome, articulate good guys.
In Uruguay in the early 1970s, an official of the US Agency for International Development (a group used as a front for training foreign police in counterinsurgency methods) is kidnapped by ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Aidan17hotmailcouk A (us) wrote: ace but never seen it
Mohammed A (kr) wrote: It's good movie to watch
Tom F (jp) wrote: Will be shown at Films for Film Lovers on Monday May 14
Ryan S (br) wrote: Leprechaun can truly turn bedtime into a nightmare, Freddy Krueger ain't got nothing on Warwick Davis. If you steal just one coin then you should go write your last will because if that leprechaun doesn't have all his gold, then no lucky charm will save your soul buddy. Rodman Flender doesn't give energy to this film whatsoever, the acting is terrible and the plot is bogus. The humor is all there for Warwick Davis to play with but other than that this sequel is stale compared to the first one.
Fernando V (au) wrote: The greatest noir mute movie ever! (along with Der Kabinet...Caligari). I know Metropolis would probably be a more common masterpiece of the time, but the acting here is superb. They really played with my emotions there on a seemingly simple plot.
Pekka L (us) wrote: Capsized ship, gold, barrell of uranium and machine guns. Not the lavish production as the first one.
Ted C (br) wrote: Unwatchable. It's no 'Beyond the Valley of the Dolls',.. hell, it's no 'Amazing Transplant'...
Nan N (fr) wrote: Brilliant!!! Conceptually it's just brilliant. Things it feels as tho I've always known, albeit unable to articulate. Well, they do that here just beautifully. Whether one sees this as a scientific exploration into a really interesting phenomenon, or as an emotional jouney that feels unparalleled, this film is way, way worth the investment of time and $. Here's hoping you find it as meaningful as did I!!!
Jonathan M (kr) wrote: It seems that Christian films do much better when they are based on true stories. In fact, at times I thought that this wasn't even a Christian movie. Just a good old, inspirational football movie.