Tag Archives: drugs

Chiko (Germany 2009)

Loyalty between two friends is stretched to its limit by one’s deception.

Yes, well, that’s not exactly catching the gist of this movie. The violence is gritty, probably too much for some. The acting is good – I particularly liked Dennis Moschitto and Volkan Özcan. Moritz Bleibtreu, who seems to be in every second german movie, is also in this one. Probably to secure the financing of the movie? But he plays well, even though I don’t believe him to be a bad guy as easily. I would recommend the movie.

RT 69%

American Drug War: The Last White Hope (USA 2007)

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Synopsis (possible Spoiler): The War on Drugs has become the longest and most costly war in American history, the question has become, how much more can the country endure? Inspired by the death of four family members from “legal drugs” Texas filmmaker Kevin Booth sets out to discover why the Drug War has become such a big failure. Three and a half years in the making the film follows gang members, former DEA agents, CIA officers, narcotics officers, judges, politicians, prisoners and celebrities. Most notably the film befriends Freeway Ricky Ross; the man many accuse for starting the Crack epidemic, who after being arrested discovered that his cocaine source had been working for the CIA. AMERICAN DRUG WAR shows how money, power and greed have corrupted not just dope fiends but an entire government. More importantly, it shows what can be done about it. This is not some ‘pro-drug’ stoner film, but a collection of expert testimonials from the ground troops on the front lines of the drug war, the ones who are fighting it and the ones who are living it.

The privatization continues… Watch it.

RT (not rated) (0 reviews) IMDb 8.2/10 (over 300 votes)