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Peter T Chattaway

The Riot Club

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Links to our threads on previous Lone Scherfig films Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002), Just Like Home (2007), An Education (2009) and One Day (2011). We don't seem to have a thread on Italian for Beginners (2000).

 

Coming to the VIFF October 3 & 5.

 


"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
Now blogging at Patheos.com. I can also still be found at Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. See also my film journal.

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Saw this yesterday at TIFF. I thought it was pretty great.

 

It's based on the play POSH, which was in turn based on the real life Bullingdon Club, of which PM David Cameron was a member. It paints a pretty dark portrait of the entitlement of its members, touching on class and hedonism. Aspects of it remind me of THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, but at Oxford and the upper class rather than strivers. Their hedonist indulgence is rooted in entitlement rather than greed as well.


"A director must live with the fact that his work will be called to judgment by someone who has never seen a film of Murnau's." - François Truffaut

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