Compliance - Beautifully observed moments of unwelcome truth

"A riveting, horrifying film, shot through with beautifully observed moments of unwelcome truth." Says one Rotten Tomatoes reviewer where this American Indie film scores 89% on their Tomatometer.

Somewhat sinister, fact-based account of a hoax inflicted on minimum wagers in a fast-food restaurant. That’s not a spoiler: from 25 minutes in we’re aware that feisty young waitress Becky (Walker) is being wrongly accused of robbing a customer by a detective (Healy) who keeps her, her manager (Dowd) and various others on the phone for hours, with mounting coercion and threats.

Healy, is plausibly creepy, and indeed everyone involved – American indie stalwarts all – is equally believable in their almost risible small-town naivety, perfectly suiting the cheerless ambience of their workplace. But ultimately it’s the relentless tension of its simple narrative that makes COMPLIANCE so brilliantly effective.

I've booked seat K9 and just now there are plenty of seats so hurry up and book!!

Guardian report starts;

Based on real-life events that took place in 2004 at a McDonalds in Kentucky, the film dramatizes a prank telephone call in which a man posing as a police officer manipulates a supervisor to abuse an employee with increasing amounts of cruelty and sadism, ultimately culminating in sexual assault – all by insisting that the abuse is necessary to aid an official police investigation into petty crimes.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/aug/26/compliance-authority-failure

As usual we'll meet in the bar after the film. If you're new to the group or would just like a friendly welcome please drop me an e-mail (there's a tab on each profile) or text/call me on 07736 232209.

P.S. We've seen some fairly heavy going movies recently and although I am on the look out for something lighter there wasn't anything at the right time for Sunday...............Hey Ho

 

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  • John E.

    A really tough watch, upsetting and unsettling.

    March 25, 2013

    • Janice M.

      Hard to believe but it is a true story.

      March 25, 2013

  • Linda

    Can't manage tonight I'm afraid

    March 24, 2013

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