5 February 2007 | flarracaranko
Striking and underrated film
Of all Poliakoff's work on film, this is probably the most underrated and often missed , and is one of his two best works from the 1980s.
This is an interesting and thoughtful look at the workings of one aspect of modern government, which was well-received at the time and premiered at the Venice festival, but has become criminally and unjustly difficult to find. A proper DVD reissue is long overdue here.Charles Dance produces a typically strong performance with direction, performances and casting all solid ; this was a part of the important Film on Four strand that helped keep British cinema alive during some of its lowest points of the 1980s.