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Thursday, 8 October 2015

Hidden Agenda (1990)

The shooting of an American citizen in Northern Ireland is the beginning of a potential media shit-storm surrounding shady politicians and their ties to terrorism. With the R.U.C‘s track record at inquests being what it is, an impartial investigator from the mainland arrives and begins to tread on important toes.
Ken Loach is no stranger to controversy. I'm sure there was debate among viewers over how accurate or inaccurate a portrait it paints of the cities and their troubled histories (and a questioning of why it took a foreign casualty to highlight a long-running problem?), but I’d rather focus on the performances, all of which have a strong sense of Loach style realism. Nevertheless, its subject matter will mean it has limited appeal.

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