The Mad Songs of Fernanda Hussein (2001)

The Mad Songs of Fernanda Hussein




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This downbeat three-part drama tells a trio of stories that focus on different aspects of America's reaction to the war in the Persian Gulf. Fernanda Hussein (Thia Gonzales) is a Hispanic woman whose husband abandoned her and their children and returned to Egypt, where he was born. With the war in the Gulf at its height, Fernanda is subjected to a daily barrage of racist insults due to the fact that, through marriage, she shares her last name with Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, and when her … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Western, Drama
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Written By: John Gianvito
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On DVD: May 31, 2005



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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Less an alternative to jingoism than its mirror image, as sure of itself and as disdainful of doubt or uncertainty as the chest-thumping triumphalism of the most fervent right-wing talk show (and much less entertaining).

Full Review… | May 30, 2002
New York Times
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For every scene that plays like a dramatic reading of a Nation editorial ... Gianvito summons a couple of persuasive formal or rhetorical flourishes.

Full Review… | May 28, 2002
Village Voice
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It's filled with the filmmaker's rage and despair over the Persian Gulf war.

Full Review… | April 21, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Gianvito's admirable reach far exceeds his clumsy grasp.

Full Review… | December 8, 2002
Film Threat

Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

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