House of Cards (TV Mini-Series 1990)

TV Mini-Series   |  TV-14   |    |  Drama


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The schemes of a ruthlessly ambitious British politician who will stop at nothing to get to the top.

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4 May 2005 | bombad_jedi
10
| You might well think that, I couldn't possibly comment.
That is one of the many great quotes from this film. Ian Richardson plays the character of Francis Urquhart for all it's worth, and the rest of the supporting cast is quite stellar. Paul Seed does a competent job of the direction, and has a good talent for photographing faces.

The way the Francis frequently comments (breaking the 3rd wall so to speak) encourages viewer participation, and I found myself agreeing with him, or even yelling at him during the course of the film.

If it ever comes on television, do yourself a favor and watch this one. It is long (clocks in at about 4 hours, 1 hour per episode), but it's certainly worth your while. I'm eagerly looking forward to the next part in the series, "To Play the King", which I've heard is just as good.

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