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|Laufzeit:||Ca. 135 min.|
|FSK:||From 12 years|
Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is one of the best and most feared lobbyists in Washington. Their iron will and ruthlessness make them the star of the industry. No wonder the powerful weapon lobby has chosen them to help prevent a new disagreeable weapon law. An easy task, actually, for Miss Sloane. But just now she changes sides and stands against her office and against the weapon lobby. Since she wants to prove to herself that she can also win this almost hopeless battle, she becomes a dangerous opponent for her former employers - an opponent who must be silenced at all costs and politically annihilated.
"The Invention of Truth" takes a look into the for many unknown world of lobbying. This is primarily determined by political strategies and long dialogues. Sounds dry and boring? But exactly the opposite is the case. Director John Madden ("Shakespeare in Love", "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel") has created an extremely intelligent political drama that captivates until the very last second and offers extremely exciting entertainment. On the one hand, this is due to the great screenplay of the trained lawyer Jonathan Perera, who can inspire with intelligent dialogues and clever twists. Given the complexity of the story and its elaboration, it's hard to believe that Perera has never written a script before. He has succeeded in conveying a difficult topic in a way that is easy to understand, enriching it with a little dry humour and incorporating it into a story full of suspense. Respect for that.
This one is also the main actress Jessica Chastain, who as an unscrupulous lobbyist delivers a real brilliant performance. How Elizabeth Sloane tries to prove her strength in every situation, even when she is personally attacked or physically exhausted, Chastain plays great. She acts in the midst of a first-class ensemble, which skilfully plays the balls during the perfectly choreographed word battles. On an acting level alone, the film is a real treat. The more than two hours really fly by without even a second of boredom.
"The Invention of Truth" is one of those movies you want to see with as large an audience as possible, but you also know that it will be very difficult for him to achieve this. Because when viewers have the choice between a colorful animated film or a cracking action spectacle and an intelligent thriller about lobbying in Washington, only a few choose the latter - even if that would be the best choice in terms of quality, offering not only food for the eye, but also for the brain. So if you're looking for sophisticated entertainment par excellence and don't need chases to be pushed into your cinema seat by the tension, you shouldn't miss this film. Absolutely worth seeing!
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