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Weiner

Weiner
  • 2016
  • US
  • 96 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Josh Kriegman/Elyse Steinberg
  • UK release: 8 July 2016

Documentary about the rise, fall, comeback and spectacular second fall of US politician Anthony Weiner, whose campaign for mayor of NYC was scuppered by his weakness for sexting. The most fascinating player is actually Weiner's smart, elegant and long-suffering wife Huma Abedin, longtime Hillary Clinton aide. A funny, sad, absurd cautionary tale for political junkies.

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Weiner

4 Jul 20163 stars

Fascinating, funny but insufficiently probing documentary about the disgraced US politician

If, as is suggested, a man’s fate is shaped by his name, disgraced US politician Anthony Weiner was doomed to become a punchline. His rise and fall, his comeback and, unbelievably, his even more spectacularly scandalous undoing, is entertaining…

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