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The Ambassador (1984)

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Carried by incisive dialogue and a fast-paced script, rather than action and multiple events, this political drama by Fadil Hadzic focuses on a few crucial events in the life of an ambassador to a Western nation (Miodrag Radonovic). Caught up in his own political career, the ambassador is a stranger to his grown children, and when his wife dies, they are even more alienated from him, especially since he was partially to blame for her death. As the annual date of the mother's death approaches, the daughter in the family continues to be overwhelmed by depression and is pushed over the edge when her father brings a new female companion home. Her brother handles his own grief by devoting himself to women and sex. The family dynamics and the political context of the ambassador's job are the fodder for analysis and commentary when various people come into the picture as canny, sometimes neutral, sometimes amoral observers -- these are primarily a repairman and dinner guests. It is their dialogue that forms the substance of the film.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Drama , Romance
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 wide
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Studio:
MGM Home Entertainment

Cast

Robert Mitchum
as Peter Hacker
Ellen Burstyn
as Alex Hacker
Rock Hudson
as Frank Stevenson
Fabio Testi
as Mustapha Hashimi
Donald Pleasence
as Minister Eretz
Ori Levy
as Abe
Uri Gavriel
as Assad
Zachi Noy
as Ze'ev
Ran Vered
as Rafi
Peter Freistadt
as Laboratory Manager
Chaim Banai
as Cafe Owner
Danny Noiman
as Laboratory Technician
Rachel Steiner
as Laboratory Technician
Dan Toren
as Young Soldier
Esther Zewko
as Marilyn
Avi Pnini
as Doctor
Joseph Bee
as CBS Correspondent
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