A lawyer defends her father accused of war crimes, but there is more to the case than she suspects.
|Release Date||:||December 22, 1989|
|Genres||:||Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller|
|Production Company||:||TriStar Pictures, Carolco Pictures|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Casts||:||Jessica Lange, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Donald Moffat, Lukas Haas, Cheryl Lynn Bruce, Mari Törőcsik, Frederic Forrest, J.S. Block, Sol Frieder, Michael Rooker, Elżbieta Czyżewska, Magda Szekely Marburg, Felix Shuman, Michael Shillo, George Pusep, Mitchell Litrofsky, Albert Hall, Joe Guzaldo, Tibor Kenderesi, Christiana Nicola, Ned Schmidtke|
|Plot Keywords||:||war crimes, jurors, proof, court case, sentence, daughter, court|
I was astounded in reading the comments on these films to see people saying that Armin Muehler-Stall's character is flat and empty.Also, those that say his angry outbursts are not threatening.
My father is a Hungarian immigrant who I have wondered where he has a similar "true story". I can say from personal experience that Armin's performances are consistent with my father's outbursts and for me personally were terrifying when seeing the movie.
In terms of the generalization that the performance was "flat", there is a cold, clinical, almost sociapathic sense to some elderly Hungarians. Additionally, I found Jessica Lange's performance COMPLETELY believeable as someone raised under such strong expectations and often silent or restrained about true expressions of emotion or fear.
That's my two cents. DO NOT underestimate the ACCURACY of this film.