Fair Game

Fair Game

           Fair Game
               Genre: Thriller
               Diplomat, uranium, CIA, Iraq war, intrigue, weapons of mass destruction, Cannes 2010
  With all the complaints that it has this year not a German film (at least not done with a German lead) in competition at Cannes, is only too happy to overlook that in 2010 only one American production is shown. This may, however, with Naomi Watts and Sean Penn in the lead roles not only a celebrity cast, but also provide with the investigation of a political scandal from the days of the Iraq war also a hot topic. The former U.S. diplomat Joseph C. Wilson (Sean Penn) is with the CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson (Naomi Watts) is married, is involved as a director of a number of operational teams, inter alia, the status of the alleged to verify Iraq’s nuclear weapons program. Quickly summarize the evidence that it is in the purported evidence (such as the ominous aluminum tubes) to clumsy forgeries, which are intended primarily to justify an attack against Saddam Hussein and Iraq, which pushed forward by the U.S. government is. Even the alleged sale of uranium oxide (yellowcake) from Niger to Iraq is nothing but a fake, as Wilson notes on a trip to Africa. Nevertheless, the government used the falsified facts as arguments for the invasion, which has long been decided. The Diplomat disputatious but is not willing to come to terms with the obvious fraud, and published an article on his findings. He comes off an avalanche, uncovered in the course of his own wife as an agent is what is in the U.S. actually punishable. At the now dawning on the couple and the hostile media coverage, the relationship breaks up the two almost, because Valerie is still loyal to their country and is silent about the whole affair. , Doug Liman, who has recommended the latest with The Bourne Identity (2002) for higher orders in Hollywood and is currently working on a major new edition of The Three Musketeers, has worked with his film Fair Game an affair that in the summer of 2003 shocked the American public. He saves not dramatising music and a fiery appeal Sean Penn for the American ideal of a militant and only the truth committed Republic. And during the credits, we see for the first time the real Valerie Plame Wilson, as she began her testimony before the inquiry. Fair Game is a very solid staged thriller, but it exaggerates properly in some places with the pathos. Among the winners, or at least the promising candidates for the Golden Palm, Doug Liman’s film is therefore probably are hardly could be due to the concentrated star power at the box office but at least be some in there. (Joachim Kurz)
  Title: Fair Game Country of production: USA Production year: 2010 Length: 104 (Min.) Distribution: ( #) Tobis Film Distribution

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