The Goldman Case (15)

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Duration: 1 hours 55 minutes
Genre: Drama

A courtroom drama founded on the real trial of extraordinary activist turned criminal Pierre Goldman in 1976 builds up to an electrifying climax.

Pierre Goldman was raised by Jewish Communists, but left Paris to join a guerrilla movement in Venezuela instead of taking part in May ’68. Accused of two murders (which he denied) and armed robbery (which he admitted), his trial gripped and divided France. Meticulous and austere in structure, this dramatization nevertheless reveals the sheer power of rhetoric as the elusive and mercurial Goldman (what a performance by Arieh Worthalter!) throws his own trial into chaos, while challenging a society torn apart by racism and injustice.

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