Monday, September 20, 2010

Homicide, by David Mamet

   Joe Mantegna plays a detective trying to catch an important drug dealer, while beeing assigned to another case, the assasination of an old Jewish woman.

   This last crime leads him to pay more attention to his jewish ascendence and will build up the conflict of this movie. Actually, the scene when he needs to face his identity as a jew is worth the whole movie. Something only cinema can show, not any other art form...

   I liked the way the question of cultural identity is presented on this movie. Blacks, Jews, Irish are in the same NY trying to come up with ways to survive. And all of them will be playing dirty tricks to accomplish that.

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