The Syndicate (1968)

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An alcoholic, his wife, a down and out American pilot and a young German form a prospecting team to search for uranium in Africa and find themselves plagued by sinister accidents.


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27 December 2018 | spookyrat1
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Historically, an almost forgotten British "B" grader, probably not helped by its having a name change in the UK to the documentary - like Kenya:Country of Treasure.

It's a predictable, not particularly well-acted film, arguably notable for a few items of trivia, that may engage the odd reader's interest, in tracking it down for a look.

William Sylvester, who will always be remembered as Dr Heywood Floyd in 2001:A Space Odyssey, plays the ostensible lead role of an ex-pilot, whose latent abilities are finally tapped at the film's somewhat abbreviated climax.

The extensive Kenyan location photography is welcome, though not necessarily awe - inspiring in its nature.

Just interesting observing the camp arrangements on display several times during the film. The European prospectors are always tenting around 400 - 500 metres away from the hired help, which whilst facilitating a couple of story points, doesn't appear to be both realistic or make a great deal of sense. I must confess at this point to never having been on African safari.

A little unusual too in that the story ends somewhat ambiguously for this type of film, with the villains, so to speak (heroic characters aren't thick on the ground) not necessarily getting their just desserts. It's unclear whether they will ever pay for several murders.

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Release Date:

13 November 1968

Language

English


Country of Origin

UK

Filming Locations

Kenya

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