Fire starter’s change of heart

Fahren­heit 451, Show­case, Mon­day at 9.30pm


MICHAEL B Jor­dan (pic­tured) and Michael Shan­non star in this HBO TV movie adap­ta­tion of Ray Brad­bury’s clas­sic dystopian novel Fahren­heit 451.

In a fu­ture where me­dia is an opi­ate, his­tory is rewrit­ten and “fire­men” burn books, Jor­dan plays Mon­tag, a young fire­man who goes about his work with­out ques­tion­ing mo­tives, be­liev­ing he is helping out with the end of seek­ing knowl­edge.

But this changes when he meets an­other per­son who makes him chal­lenge his ac­tions and con­vic­tions.

Bat­tling his men­tor, fire cap­tain Beatty (Shan­non), he for­sakes his world in an ef­fort to re­gain his hu­man­ity.

The film, which re­cently pre­miered at Cannes Film Fes­ti­val, also stars Sofia Boutella, Jane Mof­fat, Martin Dono­van, Laura Har­rier and Grace Lynn Kung.

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