Miss Sloane And Seven Other Bright Screen Women Politicians

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Miss Sloane And Seven Other Bright Screen Women Politicians
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2016 political thriller "Sloan's Dangerous Game" got to Russian cinemas. Directed by Shakespeare in Love, John Madden follows the calculating and adventurous lobbyist Miss Sloane, played by one of Hollywood's brightest actresses, Jessica Chastain. We decided to recall seven more real and fictional, but politically undoubtedly successful women, to whom filmmakers paid their attention.

Elizabeth Sloan

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Sloane's Dangerous Game

Miss Sloane, 2016

Successful lobbyist Elizabeth Sloan is commissioned to campaign for the women in the gun law. Deciding not to make a deal with her conscience, the heroine refuses and leaves for a rival company, taking with her a couple of loyal employees. The rest decided to crush their colleague, whom they had always envied, at all costs.

Chastain's close-ups in Madden's film are organically combined with a daring denunciation of the American state system. At the same time, "Sloane" quickly reveals weak points, which include the extreme complexity of some schemes (in some places the film is similar to the financial "Game of Fall"), and the localization, it seems, will only confuse the viewer with involuntary associations with the "Big Game" where the same Chastain shone.

Jane Bodine

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Our brand is a crisis

Our Brand is Crisis, 2015

Smarter than Ocean's 8 and more understandable than Sloan's Dangerous Game, the satirical drama Our Brand Crisis explores the details of the work of American political strategists in South America. It is unclear why the film never made it to the Russian distribution: it has a gripping plot, and a true portrayal of various political tricks (the similarity to George Clooney's The Ides of March is palpable), and a truly milestone role of Sandra Bullock. It's hard to get rid of the thought that it was this work of hers that became the basis for the more mainstream image of the swindler Debbie Ocean.

Aung San Suu Kyi

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Lady

ThE Lady, 2011

In the films of Luc Besson, you can find a dozen strong female characters from Jeanne d'Arc and Leela from The Fifth Element to Nikita and Lucy from the pictures of the same name. In 2011, the director took on a portrait of one of the most complex political characters of our time - the most important woman in the history of Burma and Myanmar. After surviving several attacks and serving fifteen years of house arrest, Aung San Suu Kyi achieved the adoption of a new constitution in a country ruled by a military dictatorship for several decades.

For actress Michelle Yeoh, the role was a breath of fresh air: she hasn't had any serious work since the days of Memoirs of a Geisha. And although critics scolded "Lady" for excessive detail and "empty", in their opinion, the timing (one hundred and thirty-five minutes), fighters for women's rights took the tape with a bang.

Pope John

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John - the woman on the papal throne

Die Päpstin, 2009

The screen version of Donna Wolffolk Cross's novel, allegedly based on real events (the Vatican still does not recognize the fact that a woman is on the papal throne), tells about the difficult path of a woman in a medieval patriarchal society. Growing up in the family of a village priest, Joanna always thought she was destined for a great destiny. Despite all sorts of prohibitions of her time, the girl received a good education, and then made an unexpected career move: she decided to impersonate a man in order to first become a personal papal advisor, and then the pope himself. Something similar to the recent "Mary Magdalene", something to the "Golden Age" with Cate Blanchett, the picture of the little-known German director Sönke Wortmann has become a stunning spectacle, where the mud of forests and swamps coexists with the splendor of the Catholic Church.

Margaret Thatcher

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The Iron Lady

The Iron Lady, 2011

If the list of British prime ministers is sorted by popularity, then two political lumps of the twentieth century, Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher, will certainly fight for the first position.The film about the second was presented shortly before the death of the "iron lady" herself: which is typical, Thatcher at first did not want to watch the picture, but after looking, she criticized the game who performed it by Meryl Streep. Nevertheless, covering the brightest period of Thatcher's life (the eighties), The Iron Lady is not only one of Streep's best works, but also an almost flawless political biopic.

Jacqueline Kennedy

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Jackie

Jackie, 2016

To reduce the number of rumors hovering around the murder of her husband, US President John F. Kennedy, his widow Jacqueline agrees to give an interview in which she tells in detail what her life has become after the fatal events. In the film, it is not the facts that are brought to the fore, but the experiences of the protagonist, but this does not negate the fact that, to the accompaniment of Mickey Levy's music, the beauty created by the first lady appears on the screen - from a classicistically perfect house with canvases by famous artists to a pink dress that is not ready to take the blood of a loved one … The pain, fears and enormous willpower of Jackie were heroically shown by Natalie Portman.

Jenny Marks

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Jenny Marks - the devil's wife

Jenny Marx, la femme du diable, 1993

In 1992, the French television director Michel Wien was commissioned a short film about Karl Marx's wife, Baroness von Westphalen. An attempt to lure a new audience with a not very well-known biography did not work: the script turned out to be far from a masterpiece and the tape was forgotten just a few months later. But Jenny Marks certainly deserves attention. Firstly, due to the fact that the life of the main character, in which there was a place for poverty, and expulsion from her native Germany, and death from a long illness, is no more boring than that of the author of "Capital". And secondly, the TV movie, despite the minimum budget, resembles not so much a biographical drama as a historical epic in the spirit of Tolstoy and Thackeray.

Claire Underwood

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House of cards

House of Cards, 2013-2018

Robin Wright, in the form of effective and calculating Claire Underwood, of course, contributed to the success of the series no less than her partner on the set Kevin Spacey. Claire was aiming for the presidency from the very beginning, and the last season, where she managed to realize her political ambitions, is a vivid confirmation of this. And when, after all the scandals, her main rival in all senses in the person of Spacey's character retired, there was no doubt that the final, sixth season would be the apotheosis of her political superiority.

Photos: Transfilm, Participant Media, EuropaCorp, Constantin Film, Pathé, Fox Searchlight Pictures, France 2, Netflix

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