The Wave

The Wave is a powerful and at times horrifying film that uses the natural advantage of its setting to make comment on the preconceptions and prejudices that must exist in a country still coming to terms with its past. Excellent performances from its leads combined with an amazing ‘based on real life’ premise allow the film to resonate on several levels.
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The Kite Runner

Screen portrayals of religious fanaticism are often prone to caricature, yet it is films like The Kite Runner that inform us of its true effects. The terrifying changes that are represented as occurring in Afghanistan during the Russian and Taliban eras are almost a sidenote to the individual story of redemption that forms the heart of the film.
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