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A long film, but worth investing the time in this, at times, complex story of the CIA's hunt for Bin Laden......
Caravan enthusiast Chris takes his naive, to begin with, new girlfriend Tina on a tour of the museums of Yorkshire in his caravan, against the advise of her rather nutty mother. Their visit to the national tramway museum is spoiled by a rather uncouth litter bug. So Chris reverses over him as they leave, the first of a number of unpleasant deaths in this very funny black comedy. Each museum visit seems to end in horror and laughter. The film is great and the scenes involving the crotchless, knitted bikini have to be seen to be believed.
This film opens the door on Peter Norman, the Australian 200m silver medal winner in Mexico who, because of his support for tommie smith and john Carlos when they made their stand for civil rights during the medal ceremony, was shunned by his own authorities. Archive interviews with the three men (Norman died a few years ago) + archive footage of the three issued to good effect and I discovered, among other things, that Norman's Mexico time would have won the 2000 Olympics and also Australia didn't send any sprinters to the Munich games because they would have had to send Norman (he was the fastest) and he was a "non person" as far as the Australian authorities were concerned. He wasn't invited to any of the Sydney Olympics celebrations by his own country. He had to attend with the Americans!
A good film about a brave group of men.....
There was always going to be something worth watching here with such a star studded cast, including Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, and being set in Jaipur the scenery is obviously good. The problem is the story is rather corny and overly manufactured to resolve everything satisfactorily by the end. Maggie smith went from a xenophobic racist at the start, who would have been despised if not played by Maggie smith, to someone going out of her way to help the Indian hotel owner. A very quick redemption! Th acting saves it though of course and you can't help smiling.....