A Mighty Heart

A Mighty Heart
  • 2007
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Michael Winterbottom
  • Cast: Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman, Will Patton, Archie Panjabi, Irfan Khan
  • Website: www.amightyheartmovie.com

Riveting adaptation of the memoir that focuses on political journalists Mariane (Jolie) and Daniel Pearl (Futterman) who were working in Pakistan when Daniel was kidnapped, leaving Mariane struggling against unimaginable odds to achieve his safe return. This is a heartbreaking and vital portrait of post 9/11 hysteria and realities writ in the paired down neo-realist style we have come to expect from the prolific Winterbottom.

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A Mighty Heart

20 Sep 20074 stars

THRILLER/TRUE CRIME (15) 107min For a number of reasons, it’s difficult not to think of Henry Miller’s remark that ‘whatever there be of progress in life comes not from adaptation but through daring’ when watching Michael Winterbottom’s powerful…

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