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The Life of David Gale (2003)

Director:
Alan Parker
COUNTRY
USA/Germany
GENRE
Drama/Thriller
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Historien om David Gale
RUNNING TIME
130 minutes
Producer:
Nicolas Cage
Alan Parker
Screenwriter:
Charles Randolph


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
David Gale Kevin Spacey
Bitsey Bloom Kate Winslet
Constance Harraway Laura Linney
Zack Stemmons Gabriel Mann
Dusty Wright Matt Craven

 

Review

This clever film by Alan Parker is a murder mystery wrapped in political drama. It is overwrought and plotted but brilliantly directed and acted. Kevin Spacey is the victim or the manipulator, Kate Winslet is our energetic protagonist and Laura Linney is the one with the great performance. The political aspects of the film is an obvious protest at the death penalty, but the film isn't fanatical nor missionary, it just wants to tell its compelling story.

Copyright 12.1.2005 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang [HAVE YOUR SAY]