Saturday, March 2, 2024

Tag: David Hare

White Crow, The (2018)

Title: The White Crow
Rating: R
Directed by: Ralph Fiennes
Written by: David Hare
Starring: Oleg Ivenko, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Ralph Fiennes, and Louis Hofmann
Release Date: 4/26/2019
Running Time: 127 minutes

Official Site

What did you think of this film?
A young man of just 22, dressed in a black beret and a dark narrow suit, is on an airplane flying from St Petersburg to Paris. It is 1961 and Rudolf Nureyev, not yet the imperious figure of legend, is a member of the world-renowned Kirov Ballet Company, traveling for the first time outside the Soviet Union.

Parisian life delights Nureyev and the young dancer is eager to consume all the culture, art and music the dazzling city has to offer. But the KGB officers who watch his every move become increasingly suspicious of his behavior and his friendship with the young Parisienne Clara Saint.

When they finally confront Nureyev with a shocking demand, he is forced to make a heart-breaking decision, one that may change the course of his life forever and put his family and friends in terrible danger.

Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: Rudolf Nureyev is shown dancing from side to side of the screen while the first few credits are shown alongside him. Then there is a short message saying that Rudolf visited his dying mother in the Soviet Union and that he also died later on.

Denial (2016)?


Title: Denial
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Mick Jackson
Written by: David Hare
Based on the book by: Deborah Lipstadt
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson and Timothy Spall
Release Date: 9/30/2016
Running Time: 110 minutes

Official Site

An American professor finds herself the defendant in a high-profile British libel trial that would impact the way the history of the Holocaust is told in Denial, a taut courtroom drama based on one of the most significant international legal cases in recent memory.

After historian Deborah Lipstadt’s (Rachel Weisz) book Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory is published in the U.K., she is shocked to learn that British author David Irving (Timothy Spall), a prolific writer of texts on World War II, is suing her for libel. Even more surprising to the American academic, under U.K. libel laws she is presumed guilty unless she can prove herself innocent. Lipstadt finds herself in the position of not only defending herself, but establishing beyond a doubt that the Holocaust took place. Passionate, fiery and independent, Lipstadt refuses to settle the case and demands her day in court. With the cards solidly stacked against her, Lipstadt’s British legal team, led by solicitor Anthony Julius (Andrew Scott) and barrister Richard Rampton (Tom Wilkinson), presents her with a confounding strategy: neither she nor any Holocaust survivors will be called to the stand.

What did you think of this film?

During Credits? No

After Credits? No

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