Thursday, August 31, 2006

it's being called "the FEELGOOD movie of the year"

Death of a President: a fictional documentary looking back at the October 2007 assassination of George Bush.

Digital channel More4 will court controversy once again this autumn with a fictional piece, shot as a documentary, about the assassination of the US president, George Bush.

Death of a President seems certain to cause a furore on the other side of the Atlantic when it is premiered at the Toronto film festival next month.

In the UK the 90-minute film will be broadcast first on Channel 4's digital service in October.

The drama takes the form of a fictional documentary looking back at the assassination of Mr Bush in October 2007, after he has delivered a speech to business leaders in Chicago.

When Mr Bush arrives in the city he is confronted by a massive demonstration against the Iraq war and is gunned down by a sniper as he leaves the venue. The hunt for Mr Bush's killer focuses on a Syrian-born man, Jamal Abu Zikri.

Death of a President will use a combination of archive footage, CGI special effects and scripted scenes.

Actors play the fictional secret service agents and other aides who are with Mr Bush when he is shot and recall the incident in interviews recorded for the retrospective documentary.

Death of a President also looks at the differing viewpoints of the pro- and anti-Iraq war lobbies and the impact of Mr Bush's war on terror on the US.

"I'm sure there will be people who are upset by it. But when you watch it, you realise what a sophisticated piece of work it is," said Peter Dale, the head of More4.

"It's not sensational or simplistic, it's thought provoking."


Blogger tony not Tony said...

i have only two words to share in regard to this post:

Ben Kingsley!

Monday, September 04, 2006 10:31:00 PM  
Blogger monkeyfist777 said...

I have 4 words.


Saturday, September 09, 2006 12:11:00 AM  

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