Hidden Agenda 1990

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Hidden Agenda ★★½ 1990 (R)

A human rights activist and an American lawyer uncover brutality and corruption among the British forces in Northern Ireland. Slow-paced but strong performances. The Northern Irish dialect is sometimes difficult to understand as are the machinations on the British police system. Generally worthwhile. 108m/C VHS, DVD . Frances McDormand, Brian Cox, Brad Dourif, Mai Zetterling, John Benfield, Des McAleer, Jim Norton, Maurice Roeves; D: Ken Loach; W: Jim Allen; C: Clive Tickner; M: Stewart Copeland. Cannes ‘90: Special Jury Prize.