Magazine article New Internationalist

A Mighty Heart

Magazine article New Internationalist

A Mighty Heart

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A Mighty Heart

directed by Michael Wlnterbottom

This is the story of the 2002 abduction in Karachi of the Wall Street Journal writer, Daniel Pearl, and the efforts of his pregnant wife Marianne, his colleagues, the Pakistani police, the security services, and the CIA and the FBI to get him back alive.

Although most viewers will already know the awful upshot of events, Winterbottom's intimate focus on Marianne's and the investigators' reactions to events, on their hopes and anxieties, carries you along. This is personal, tense and dramatic, and a restrained Angelina Jolie as Marianne, and Irrfan Khan as the police chief are impressive. We're still gripped, even after Daniel's death, by the procedural detail of tracing his killers through phone and email records. The film, though, raises a much bigger issue-why did this happen? …

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