Blinde Wut – Kampf gegen das System (2017)

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Blinde Wut – Kampf gegen das System: Directed by Joe Martin. With Jack Roth, Andrew Tiernan, Tim Bentinck, Sophie Colquhoun. Angry and frustrated, working class Danny aims to kick start a revolution by turning the tables on the establishment with a deadly game of chance.

“Iu0026#39;m not writing any spoilers when I say that u0026quot;Us and Themu0026quot; is about the vast gap between the 0.1 percenters and the other 99.9 percent of us. Itu0026#39;s political and philosophical arguing points shouldnu0026#39;t be anything new to anybody at this point in time.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eFor various reasons, I think I can fairly say that I am reasonably familiar with both of the extreme ends of the socio-economic spectrum of modern developed economies. I have absolutely no love for the u0026quot;wealth-creatorsu0026quot; in our society, as I personally view those at the very top as vastly financially over-compensated, not to mention often the subject of unwarranted slavish admiration (sometimes for something as trivial as playing with a ball). It isnu0026#39;t even a simple philosophical discussion when youu0026#39;re talking about the so-called, supposedly, u0026quot;self-madeu0026quot; ones. Iu0026#39;ve met any number of individuals in my life who couldu0026#39;ve been successful hedge fund managers or investment bankers given different breaks in life, although that is saying as much or as little about hedge fund managers and investment bankers as it is of them.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eOur current president is more than ample proof that you donu0026#39;t have to be any kind of special genius to be a billionaire, although being a psychopath is a likely a step in the right direction. Somethingu0026#39;s wrong when the best your supporters can offer is, u0026quot;I donu0026#39;t think heu0026#39;s a good human being, but heu0026#39;s doing what I want.u0026quot; I suppose it doesnu0026#39;t matter when youu0026#39;re about to get u0026quot;rapturedu0026quot; out of this mess, leaving the rest of us u0026quot;left behindu0026quot; to be tormented or u0026quot;tribulatedu0026quot; or whatever. On a tangent, I find it impossible not to see a particularly unappealing u0026quot;loving coupleu0026quot; in this movie as unmistakable stand-ins for Ivanka and Jared.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe other side of the coin though is that my familiarity with the bottom of the socio-economic ladder is why this movie worked so well for me. Harshly put, my experience is that those less blessed in life are usually not the u0026quot;salt of the earthu0026quot;. Still, it tears at my heart every time I see a panhandler (and since the economic downturn of 2000, they seem to be everywhere). Iu0026#39;m a firm atheist; however, homeless people always leave me feeling, u0026quot;There but for the grace of God go I.u0026quot; The conflict between the characters from these two very imperfect social factions is why this short, sporadically intense and violent film held me attention so firmly. (I realize that I may be coming across as a cowardly, wishy-washy, middle-of-the-roader, but then Iu0026#39;m a midwestern American, so what do you expect.)u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eTherefore, this pitch-dark comedy conveyed my current highly ambiguous view of humanity so well that I gave it an extra star or two, setting aside any qualms about the originality of the plot, excessive preachiness, or run-of-the-mill production values. Simply put, u0026quot;Iu0026#39;d love to change the world, but I donu0026#39;t know what to do, so Iu0026#39;ll leave it up to you.u0026quot;”


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