Review: A sweeping drama set in the chaotic aftermath of the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, where a United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Sergio Vieira de Mello must fight for his life when a bomb blast goes off in Baghdad.
Director: Greg Barker
Actors: Wagner Moura, Ana de Armas, Brian F. O’Byrne, Bradley Whitford, Garret Dillahunt, Clemens Schick, Will Dalton, Pedro Hossi, Sahajak Boonthanakit and Vithaya Pansringarm
Genre: Biography, Drama and History
This is a story which I knew nothing about before hand. I like the fact that the actors are fairly unknown. I did think this was great as when I was watching it, I felt I was watching the whole story for real. I never for one minute thought that the actors were acting. I just thought they were real and living in that moment. I think Ana de Armas was brilliant and I hope to see a lot more of her in the future. She was also in the film Knives Out (2019) and I thought she was brilliant in that. I have not come across this director before but I thought he did a really good job on such an important subject. He was really sensitive to the whole storyline. The filming locations for this film were Brazil, Jordan, Thailand and the US; the filming took roughly three months to complete. When this film was being made it was intended to be shown in the theatres, but obviously because of the Coronavirus outbreak the plans were then scrapped.