Genre: Drama, Thriller
Year Released: 2022
Runtime: 2h 2m
Director(s): Frédéric Tellier
Writer(s): Gaëlle Bellan (collaboration,) Simon Moutairou (adaptation,) Frédéric Tellier (adaptation)
Cast: Pierre Niney, Gilles Lellouche, Emmanuelle Bercot, Laurent Stocker, Yannick Renier, Chloé Stefani, Marie Gillain, Jacques Perrin
Language: French w/English subtitles
Where To Watch: Available streaming and on DVD from www.icarusfilms.com
RAVING REVIEW: Get ready for a journey into the dark of corporate greed with GOLIATH. As the title suggests, GOLIATH represents the unseen enemy in the battle against greed and corporate power. The film follows characters whose lives intersect when a tragic event sparks a powerful movement. This movie tackles a highly topical subject of pesticide use and its consequences.
I watched two films yesterday, both of which were live-action films, yet they felt like documentaries. It was an interesting connection, two very different films, but both had me pulled into the film's center with a genuine compassion for the subject.
GOLIATH delivers excellent cinematography that creates a tense atmosphere, capturing the complexity of the characters' environment. One scene, in particular, stands out as being so shocking yet so simple that it nearly carries the entire film.
Tellier guides us through this corrupt world. The film feels accurate as we can imagine how a corporation would react to a tragedy. While part of me wishes that this wasn’t the reality we live in, the other part knows that this is all too accurate of a parallel to the real world.
The movie delivers a critical, well-told story with excellent performances and presents a powerful and essential message affecting people from all countries and generations. It's a movie that will stay with you long after the credits roll, and it's a journey that is well worth taking.
In conclusion, GOLIATH is not just another film but a must-watch for anyone interested in powerful storytelling and complex narratives. The movie provides a fresh perspective on the issue of corporate greed and their lack of caring for the people. The film's excellent cinematography and performances create a tense atmosphere that captures the complexity of the characters' environment and the fight against greed and corporate power.
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