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BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Director:
Spike Lee
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Biography/Crime
NORWEGIAN TITLE
BlacKkKlansman
RUNNING TIME
135 minutes
Producer:
Jason Blum
Spike Lee
Raymond Mansfield
Sean McKittrick
Jordan Peele
Shaun Redick
Screenwriter:
Charlie Wachtel
David Rabinowitz
Kevin Willmott
Spike Lee


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Detective Ron Stallworth John David Washington
Detective Flip Zimmerman Adam Driver ½
Patrice Dumas Laura Harrier ½
David Duke Topher Grace
Felix Kendrickson Jasper Pääkkönen ½
Walter Breachway Ryan Eggold
Ivanhoe Paul Walter Hauser
Connie Kendrickson Ashlie Atkinson
Kwame Ture Corey Hawkins
Chief Bridges Robert John Burke
Dr. Kennebrew Beauregard Alec Baldwin

 

Review

In Spike Lee's latest movie, which is loosely based upon how real-life Colorado detective Ron Wallworth infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan back in the 1970s, almost every character is racist in some way or other. This is thematically dense and overwhelming stuff with so much attitude and antagonism that it can almost make you lose faith in humanity. Luckily, our protagonist himself, played with stoic confidence by John David Washington, does not belong to the above category. Along with his inner circle of colleages, he is the voice of reason who rises above all the historical baggage the film fiddles with and leads the battle. Lee structures his film as a tour de force of good vs. evil, enlightened vs. ignorant. Whether or not the dab at the current state of affairs is relevant, I'll leave up to the individual viewer.

Copyright © 31.03.2019 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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