Beyond Rangoon
First screened in April 2015
Director: John Boorman. Cast: Patricia Arquette, U Aung Ko, Jit Murad, Ye Myint, Cho Cho Myint, Johnny Cheah, Frances McDormand, Spalding Gray, Adelle Lutz, Enzo Rossi, Michael Pickells, Victor Slezak, Ridzuan Hashim, Nyak Osman, Yusof Abdul Hamid, Dion Abu Bakar, Yeoh Keat Chye, Johari Ismail. Screenplay: Alex Lasker and Bill Rubinstein.

Twitter Capsule: Egregious first hour, even more in slipshod execution than Eurocentric conception. Improves, if only by comparison.

VOR:   One wants to compliment the film for broadcasting a national trauma badly under-attended by Western media, but the film exhibits the very sociopolitical myopia it purports to admonish.

Photo © 1995 Columbia Pictures/Castle Rock Entertainment

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: D+

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