Three Kings

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Thurs­day, GO!, 9.30pm, AV15+ (1999) David O. Rus­sell’s take on the first Gulf War is filled with wit, black hu­mour, in­tel­li­gence and play­ful­ness. Ge­orge Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Spike Jonze and Ice Cube play US soldiers sta­tioned in Iraq in the aftermath of the con­flict, who go AWOL to find Sad­dam’s hid­den trea­sure. Side­lined by Iraqi civil­ians in des­per­ate need of help, their mis­sion proves ar­du­ous. Rus­sell pulls no punches in ques­tion­ing US in­ten­tions in the re­gion and putting a hu­man face on the vic­tims of war­fare. The nar­ra­tive – a riff on

– never veers off track and in­no­va­tive cam­er­a­work adds a sur­real di­men­sion to the ad­ven­ture. A knockout.

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