Hidden Agenda

Hidden Agenda

Dir: Ken Loach / United Kingdom / 108 mins

2_hidden-agenda_2Synopsis :  A team from the International League for Civil Liberties
is conducting an investigation into the abuse of civil rights in Northern Ireland when Paul, a member of the group, who was driving through a Police roadblock, is shot dead. Senior British Policeman, Peter Kerrigan, investigates  the killing with the help of Ingrid, Paul’s girlfriend. They discover Paul’s death is tied up with a plot, documented on a tape he had in his possession when he was a shot. While searching for it, Kerrigan discovers corruption at the highest levels, which forces him to reconsider his work as well as his own personal responsibility. In Hidden Agenda, the winner of the Grand Jury prize at Cannes, Ken Loach takes his political concerns into the thriller genre. Although less improvised than many of Loach’s films, one dramatic scene, in which a character is kidnapped on the streets of Dublin, was filmed with passers-by unaware a film was being shot.

2_hidden-agenda_3 Direction Ken Loach
Screenplay Jim Allen Cinematography Clive Tickner
Editing Jonathan Morris
Music Stewart Copeland Sound Graeme Holdaway, Simon Okin, Kevin
Brazier, Gerry Humphreys, Tony Pound
Editing Jonathan Morris
Cast John Benfield, Brian Cox, Brad Dourif, Frances Mc Dormand, Maurice Roeves, Mai Zetterling

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