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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The International



I am a fan of Clive Owen to begin with, having seen him in a BBC series on PBS Mystery as a detective who is going blind, so when we saw the trailer for The International, I was interested. This came from Netflix, so it could be paused, which helps in such an intense movie.

The basic plot is this: there is an international bank which is buying arms and seeking to buy missile guidance systems. Clive is an Interpol agent, and he and another agent are investigating this situation when something happens .... (erases next bit to prevent spoiling movie).

It is a tale of obsession as much as it is of the vile nature of greed.

3 comments:

HBA said...

You should watch Shoot 'Em Up! with him in - very funny indeed. Os DO NOT watch Shoot 'Em Up!

Young Geoffrion said...

Oooh, I just watched the International last night! Intl Finance worked much the same in my day: lending to Princes always the safest bet, though the devil pays the interest. Also watched In Bruges, Body of Lies, Valkyrie (the handsome leading men took over my night) and a very interesting Fear[s] of the Dark - animated in black and white, a bit creepy but well-made bit from IFC. Time to sleep, and its already after noon!

HeadBurro Antfarm said...

My two fave horror films are:

The Haunting

and

Night of The Demon

Both B&W and both amazing and scary!