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The Ides of March

Drama


 

A game of dirty politics plays out behind the scenes of the campaign for a Presidential candidate.

This is minimalistic film-making at it's best. The movie tackles some truly hard-hitting notions, but packs its punch with the little things. It's captivating to watch the actors hold back the emotion, where the drama is implied rather than thrown in your face. The long stares. The knowing eyes. It all sizzles in the background... but you can definitely feel it. The director could have easily gone for high melodrama, but instead went for the complete opposite, and it paid off remarkably. A vote of confidence.

Stefan Bugryn

Wide Release 24th November 2011
101 mins