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Under the Wire is a movie starring Ziad Abaza, Janine Birkett, and Edith Bouvier. In 2012, Sunday Times war correspondent, Marie Colvin and photographer, Paul Conroy arrived in Syria to tell the story of civilians trapped in Homs, a...

Other Titles
メリー・コルヴィンの瞳, Dödligt uppdrag, Misión mortal, Under The Wire
Running Time
1 hours 35 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Chris Martin
Writer
Chris Martin
Actors
Marie Colvin, Janine Birkett, Ziad Abaza, Edith Bouvier
Country
UK
Year
2018
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

In 2012, Sunday Times war correspondent, Marie Colvin and photographer, Paul Conroy arrived in Syria to tell the story of civilians trapped in Homs, a city under siege and relentless military attack from the Syrian army.

Comments about documentary «Under the Wire» (24)

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Karen

A terrific interview with photographer William V. Mitchell, who's documentary chronicling the construction of a photographic negative of the unfinished space shuttle Endeavour. With VHS stills and footage of the Hubble Space Telescope, and some interesting interviews with some of the many engineers involved with the project. As with most NASA documentaries, the narrator is the best part of the film and Mitchell is fantastic as he talks about the work, the problems, the excitement, the passion, and most importantly, the personal journey. The man and the myth!

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Donald N.

This is a much more thoughtful documentary about the life of one of the world's most celebrated political prisoners, Nelson Mandela. As an Israeli I am not familiar with the history of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The documentary did a good job of showing the background and the background of the events that happened at the time of Mandela's release. The documentary also touched on the technical side of the movie, the filming of Mandela's life, and the post-release of the movie. It was interesting to see how the actors were interviewed and the main characters were mentioned. One of the great things about the movie is how Nelson Mandela was portrayed. He was a very intelligent, quiet, loving, and kind person. The way he talked to his wife and children, and how he spoke to his staff. I really enjoyed the way that the film managed to show Mandela's love for his wife, and the fact that he loved her. Another great thing about the movie was the plot. It is quite interesting and enjoyable to watch this film because of the high drama and how it was kept in suspense. The film also shows how Nelson Mandela was very honest and courageous. The documentary ended at the time of his death and I think that this film was a really good one, even though it was mainly about Nelson Mandela. I hope that people who have not seen the movie can also enjoy it, and I do not recommend this movie to people who do not like political documentaries. But I think that it is also a great movie for people who are interested in politics, Nelson Mandela, and Nelson Mandela's life.

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Emily

The significance of The Wire of course is that it's the one true 'screen version' of the play itself, the one film version of a novel that never had any theatrical release. This being said, I had never heard of it before I saw the film. I do understand that it is such a short film, and that it is largely based on its book-version, but to me that was the biggest reason why I wanted to see the film. It really has a lot of interesting aspects to it, such as the entire cast being written, and the production design is really great. In addition to that, there are really some scenes that are quite well done, such as the wide shots of Baltimore and New York, or the interviews that people have with those who write the play. They are pretty long, but they are really well done. That being said, I do find that this film isn't as accurate as I thought it would be. The characters are some of the characters I found to be a little too similar to the characters in the play. I also felt that there was a lot of information given about the relationship between Ray's father and Ray's mother, and why they split up, which I felt was a little unnecessary. But, that aside, I found the film to be an interesting and thought-provoking look at the history of the 'Baltimore Riots' that we see in the film. If you can get your hands on a copy of the play, I highly recommend that you do. If you haven't read the play, it's well worth your time. But, if you don't like or can't understand the play, I really recommend you do read it first, and then watch the film, as it's really worth it, and it gives you a more complete view of the book.

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Jesse Kim

A documentary film about the various pieces of the glass ceiling. Each section deals with a particular case, in some ways having a greater effect than the ones before it. What makes this interesting is that the women were so unbelievably at times, and in some cases so unrelentingly vicious in their abuse of the men. I think that the documentary is being unfairly judged, as many people have come to see it as some kind of feminist manifesto. It is not. It is a documentary about sexism, and how to deal with it, and how to help people deal with it. The women were not motivated to do this by any feminist movement, they just took advantage of men who were weak and vulnerable. I would recommend it to people who want to learn more about sexism.

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Samuel Contreras

This documentary examines the causes and consequences of the heroin epidemic that was sweeping across the United States in the 1980s. We learn about the epidemic from a variety of perspectives including doctors, lawmakers, drug counselors, law enforcement officials, and family members of those affected. The film includes interviews with doctors, researchers, academics, and emergency room physicians. It also includes interviews with drug counselors, family members of addicts, doctors, and others. In addition to the health care providers interviewed, we also hear from drug enforcement officials, politicians, and many other people who are involved in or affected by the epidemic. The documentary focuses on the effects on communities and the personal lives of those affected by the epidemic. The film includes a family crisis support group for addicts and it includes a humorous look at the effects of the epidemic on children who were being abused by their parents. The film is also able to explore the history of the epidemic and the consequences of the epidemic in both countries. The film shows how the epidemic spread from Mexico to the United States and the consequences of that spread. It also explores the impact of the epidemic in Canada. The film was an excellent overview of the epidemic and its consequences. However, the documentary does contain some minor problems. For example, the film uses a lot of stock footage of the South. However, the South has a very unique culture and many of the scenes are not necessarily historical or accurate. However, the film does show the effects of the epidemic in both countries.

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Gary Reid

Virtually everyone who watches the films of Robert Altman has been prepared to say, "Yeah, yeah, it's a little cheesy, but I like it." That's exactly the reaction you get when you hear people discussing "M*A*S*H." So why does the first film in the series come from a different director? Because that's exactly what it was. It wasn't "proper" because it wasn't quite as well-done as it should have been. Altman wasn't necessarily a bad director, and he certainly wasn't a "bad" director, but he wasn't an amazing director. He's a talented man, but he's been nominated for three Oscars, and two of them came in his first two films. I haven't seen "Airplane!" but I can see why it got such a huge response. I've seen the movie as a whole a few times, and it gets old. Not because it's bad, but because the film is getting older and a lot of the action is happening in the first 15 minutes, and by the time the action actually starts, I'm bored. I can see why people love it. But I can't see why it's so popular. It has nothing to do with the first film. For some reason, most people seem to enjoy this movie just because they haven't seen the first. If you've seen the first, you don't really need to see this one. It's not "so bad it's good." It's just not that good. When I first saw it, I thought it was pretty good. It was too short for the whole film. So I ended up just keeping watching it the whole time. This time, I've actually watched it several times and I can't say I enjoyed it. I don't see what all the fuss is about. It's a fairly basic film. It has the same feel as the first, but this time, the action is taking place in an airplane. That's a pretty good thing, but it doesn't make up for all the flaws. I didn't really enjoy the acting in this film. I think that's what made it work the first time. It's almost like the actors have a certain level of talent that they can pull off. I think that is why the acting was so good in this film. When you see that someone has a bad performance in a movie, you can sort of put that aside and not worry about it, because you know the other actors aren't playing that bad. Here, I think the actors are just "different" than what you'd see in a typical Altman film. I don't think it's fair to say that I hated this movie. I liked it, but I don't think it's the best. It's not perfect, but it's not the worst either. It's not the worst movie I've ever seen, but it's not the best either. I liked it, but I wouldn't go out of my way to watch it again.

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Jason

Any film with a director who does such a great job is worth seeing. This is an impressive documentary about Richard Dreyfuss. I had heard about Dreyfuss from a news broadcast but had no idea who he was or where he had been. This film gives an honest and well crafted look at Dreyfuss' life, his work and his art. The film provides a nice insight into Dreyfuss' life, what he did, what he did not do, what he was trying to do, his creative processes, his moral choices and, most importantly, his creativity. Dreyfuss had a gift for his art, and his work is remarkable. He had a huge impact on the art world and made great contributions to that world. He was an important and influential figure in the world of film and art, he was also an artist and painter. The film includes interviews with his peers, his family, friends and, of course, his ex-wife, Janet. It also includes clips of his work and some really impressive documentaries about his life. The film also includes information on the making of the film, how he got involved in the art world, what he liked about it and some of his fears. The film is very well made, it is very funny and the acting is excellent. I loved the film and the interview format of this documentary was very interesting and well done. I would recommend this film to anyone who has seen Richard Dreyfuss. 8/10

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Amber W.

I recently saw this at the local cinema and I found it fascinating. It follows the life of a female nurse working in a psychiatric hospital as the mentally ill are released into the community. The film offers a very clear picture of the dilemma of a patient who has been released from a hospital with a mental illness. In fact it was the first time I have seen a film that documents how a patient's discharge is seen as a natural, routine event. This movie was good in that it exposed the human side of the mental health system, while also exposing the political side of the system, including the social position of the doctors and nurses who take care of the patients. Overall the film is interesting and well-crafted.

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Jessica Allen

This documentary was absolutely brilliant. I just couldn't take my eyes off of it. It was a very accurate depiction of the current situation. It was very impressive how they managed to portray all the small towns and the different characters who live there. I especially liked the comments that the two people who lived in the "Hidalgo" town actually named the border wall after them. I don't know if this was done intentionally, but it was very interesting to see this. A lot of people don't like this topic but I think it is the truth. I also liked how they showed all the different people who actually live in the border. It was very interesting to see how people react when they first hear about the border. The little girls that were learning how to cross the border were very nervous and that was extremely realistic. I definitely recommend this documentary.

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Pamela Martinez

As a great lover of movies, I was thoroughly impressed by the number of Oscar nominations the Academy received for the past two years, and I'm sure they'll go for that again. Unfortunately, many of them went to movies I had previously dismissed as overrated, and the popular Oscar favorites for this year have some major problems. The obvious one is Michael Bay. His well-intentioned (and usually overblown) efforts to turn his movies into action-packed entertainment have become so silly they've turned many people off. While I'm not a fan of the director, I do have to agree that he has a point. The Academy, for the most part, can get through the nonsense that's typically found in Bay movies. (I don't mean the stuff that breaks the fourth wall and takes place on-screen. That's a sign of desperation.) But I don't think he's one of those artists who is completely detached from reality, and I think he's entitled to his opinion. So while I agree with the critics who have said that the film focuses too much on the practical side of things, I don't agree that it is unwatchable. I think it's worth watching if you're a fan of science fiction, fantasy, or just want to learn a little bit more about what can be done with movie cameras.

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Hannah P.

For me this film could not have been made without the multi-talented Richard Linklater. Without him this film would have been a poor failure. What he has done with this film is to introduce the viewer to one of the most interesting and intelligent individuals to have ever lived. Without the massive support of Richard Linklater this film would have been the norm and not the exception. As a result, I would like to add to the list of things I have learned from this film: The freedom of thought is all-important. Thought is the most powerful thing you can have. So much thought is about the way you think. Whether you think the way you think or not you are the product of your thoughts. Therefore, thought is the best antidote to emotionalism, and should be exercised. You should always believe in your own thoughts. However, think about the thoughts that you do have and remember that you must always, ALWAYS take into account the opinions of others. In the end, only those who have the freedom to think are truly free. This film should be seen by anyone, not just people who want to see how crazy and sophisticated the public thinks. As a film this film is a masterpiece. It is, in fact, quite a work of art. However, I would be remiss if I did not mention one of the highlights of this film. The most moving scene in this film was when a character told his friend that he did not feel like a human being and that he could not think, and that he did not want to be a human being anymore. This was a powerful scene. I would never have thought that I would be able to feel such emotion watching this film. This is the mark of a great film. I would strongly recommend this film to anyone, and urge anyone who likes this film to buy it.

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Brittany Hoffman

THE BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY recently put out a collection of more than 100 films and video from the 20th century. All films were selected by the library's director, Eric Liebman, and are arranged by year. This is one of the rare collections that includes the many German films that were left out of the American library. One of the films, "Beethoven's New York Symphony", from 1937 is selected from this collection, although it is on the German VHS-video label. It is shown in a 2-minute narration by Stephen Speilburg. One of the other films is "Max Runa" (1927), an adaptation of D.W. Griffith's film, "The 10 Commandments", about the success of Nazi Germany during the 1930s. The two films from this collection are a good deal shorter than the other selections, but they are very well done and the stories are well told. This is a wonderful collection and the selection is well deserved. But that is a tribute to the library and not to the movie.

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Margaret C.

I know this was a pretty cool movie, but for me, I wasn't really into the music or dancing or even that the kids were trying to find their way. The movie seemed to just be about the young people trying to get where they want to be in life and also finding out what their dream is, and how that might differ from what their parents are expecting of them. I found that most of the people I met in my life were just as interesting and inspiring as the kids were. Even though they were just trying to get to where they wanted to be, they were still the same kids that everyone can relate to at one time in their life.

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Alan Gutierrez

I think it was some kind of a tribute to Zappa. On some level it was an homage to the early post-war fifties, when people thought maybe music was more important than politics. Of course, I'm not sure how much Zappa himself knew about what he was doing. All he knew about was a job and a deadline. But it's still very interesting, and shows a lot of passion, especially from the daughter. Some people argue that it was unpatriotic and weird, but I don't know how to respond. Maybe he was trying to do the opposite of what his father did in the fifties. But I think it was a tribute to a certain kind of freedom. Music is never more important than politics. Zappa was just doing his job, but this is not only a tribute to his music, it's a tribute to the whole generation of people who lived through the fifties. It's almost as if the young people had to work to pay for the music, and if they didn't, they had to pay for the kids' education. This film is great. It's interesting, though not comprehensive. A little more on the history of the band and Zappa would have been nice. But it's a great, fascinating look into a few decades of music.

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Bobby Russell

A great documentary about the work of photographer David Hockney. It focuses on Hockney's use of color, its effects on the film stock used in his work, and the personal life of his late wife, Katherine Hepburn. All of these things are very important in understanding his work. And although we all know about Hockney's color work and it's impact on his film stock, it is also important to realize that his wife, Katherine Hepburn, was a great artist in her own right, and she also had a very active sexual life. That is what we see in this film, and what was so much a part of her. We also see how she wanted to be as independent as possible, and so, we also see her as a creative person, who was a bit conflicted. She had many problems and she was an unhappy woman, but also had a strong spirit. A fascinating film.

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Sara Carpenter

An excellent documentary that sheds light on the corruption of the world's biggest energy companies. Some of the film is painfully honest (though not completely). It's a good look at the legal battle against the oil giant Halliburton, which has become the poster child for the damage done by the "Halliburton Mafia." Even if the film doesn't get to the real nitty-gritty of the company, it's interesting to watch how they attempt to destroy what's left of their credibility in the process. That's the most important part of the film, to me.

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Peter R.

Now I know what you're thinking, "If you're that low on food, you're not gonna make it through this movie." Well, I was, but it did drag on quite a bit, but the food makes up for that. It is well-worth the wait. This movie is interesting to watch, for people of all ages. If you're a person who likes to eat, watch it.

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Jeremy

Two years after its release, "The Run of the Mill" tells the story of the lives of two stories, the story of an American family living in Sweden, and the story of a family in London, at the turn of the century. It's a little complicated, and I suspect that is what made the movie so great. It seems to have a lot to say about what people are doing when they have so many things going for them, but what they don't seem to be doing is thinking about what they can do to get them to the end of their lives. It tells a story that is much more relevant today than in the past, but is really a look into the lives of middle class people, who seem to have it all but are a little unsure of what to do with their lives. They do get jobs, but so what, and so what for most of them. There is a scene where a friend of the mother and father in the film's opening credits is talking about how much she misses her kids, and their joy at their life together, but then, like her, she has to cut it short. One of the film's most important moments occurs in a store where we see a range of white-collar families with their children and grandchildren. None of them seem to be doing much of anything, except playing at being nice to each other, and we see that a few of them are actually doing something with their lives. One man who is retiring has a young child and is raising it, but he has never really looked for a job. It is obvious that he is a man who has lived a good life, but he is doing nothing with it. The one woman who seems to be doing a lot is a single mother who, like the rest of her family, is married. Her husband has a job, but does not seem to be working, and it is clear that he is doing nothing with his life, and maybe has even gotten worse. There is a boy who seems to have a life all to himself, and this is an area where the film really seems to have had an effect. The boy is so young, and it is hard to imagine that he could have had this much to do and to do it with, but it is obvious that he has lived a good life, and this is something that he and his family have tried to show to the audience. His mother, after talking about the good life her daughter has had, asks if he likes it, and he replies that he does not think that he is missing anything that is not there. This was a really important moment in the film, and it was done in a way that was really affecting. I am not sure that it was the best film that David Fincher has done, but it is a great film, and one of the best films that I have seen.

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Dorothy E.

I just wanted to share this report with you all because of the truth behind the way we consume movies. One of the leading movies in the last 10 years has been "Under the Wire", the true story of two artists who had a chemistry as an artists and their love of music. The movies talk about the friendship between two individuals. That the first album, "In the Mood for Love" and the second one, "Darling Nikki" which was the album that became their careers. When the movie comes out, I'm not sure if I will watch it because it is really sad to see the story of the people we are taking for granted, all of the artists who died, and the struggle of all the band members who lost their connection with their fans. What I'm trying to say is this, the stories of the other artists and the real things they did with their lives was really touching, and I'm glad that the movie will be released, because it is really inspiring. I think it will help to a lot of people to look in a different way, about our dependence on movies, the product of human imagination. I think that the movie really has changed my life, and my love for music and the way we consume movies. This movie really taught me a lot, and I want to see it again and again. This movie also makes you think about the difference between good and bad. I think that a lot of people never realized that a good movie can be just as good as a good song, because a movie really tells a story. The movie made me think a lot about life and the struggle that we have to be in. I just hope that we will be able to learn from this film.

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Ruth M.

Overlooked! My wife and I saw this film twice in the theater and each time we loved it. There is no plot, but there is a lot of excellent storytelling. We especially enjoyed the pacing and directorial choice. The movie takes time to build a fascinating and enjoyable picture and then there is a nice flow of stories to keep the interest. We found the story lines interesting and didn't feel that they were rushed or too complicated. We thought the director added an interesting subtext and twist to a story line that could have been very simple and straightforward. The story focuses on three main characters, all of whom were great actors and the director chose to show their work, not to show the acting. We felt a great respect for the actors and the story they were telling and we loved the cinematography and photography. If you like the feeling of a movie on a slow, thoughtful and delightful journey, this is the one for you.

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Phillip

As a child, I saw a few action scenes that became a part of my memory. They were the first to be taken from the movie theatre to be released, and as I grew older, they became more of an obsession. I was fascinated by them and have searched endlessly for them. As I've grown older, I've had to look up other actors who could have played the parts. I was surprised to find out that several people were even in the movie. When I was a teenager, I loved reading about those famous action scenes. As an adult, I had to go back to the original movies to see if I could find any films of theirs that had become part of my memory. When I finally found them, I was thrilled to find that they are a collection of pictures from different films that have become part of my memory. One example of the movie that did this for me was a scene that was used in two of the movies. The scene involved a woman, played by Marla Singer, whom I had never seen on screen before. The picture was taken from the film "Thriller" and in it, she is a character that I recognized. I bought the film and hashed it over the years and I can't find a copy anywhere. Now, as a 19 year old woman, I have found one. The picture in the picture has been a source of intense interest and tears for me. The exact scene where the picture is taken, from the movie "Flashdance" is very similar to the scene in this picture. I don't know if it was the same actor or actress but the exact same scene is shown in both pictures. I love the movie because I love this memory of a childhood friend. I think that it is a wonderful tribute to people who went before me. Thank you to everyone who has been involved with this film, and I wish that I could have seen it myself.

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Walter

I watched this film in its entirety last night, and while it's a wonderful movie, it's also a difficult one. There's very little in it to distract from the subject, which is a fascinating and difficult question to even pose. I came away very impressed, and I'd recommend it to anyone who wants to think about the meaning of life.

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Harold

The way in which this movie showed us the history of the drug war in the USA is both shocking and revealing. The violence of the US drug war is well documented by both the press and the legal system, but it is not well documented by the public. The movie brings a very clear look into the cause of this conflict and the consequences of it. We see that the drug war is not just a public relations campaign that has been successful in recent years. It is a serious issue that has resulted in a huge loss of life and a state of chaos. I can understand why drug policy reform groups prefer to focus on the war and the health problems it causes rather than on the broader social issues that it causes, but the movie also shows us how all sides of the issue are motivated by different motivations. And this is the central message of the movie. While this movie does not cover every aspect of the war, it does show all the main issues involved. It is a great job to put this topic together and present it in such a way that the viewer can get a sense of what it is like to live in a society where the government, the media, and everyone else are all waging a war on drugs. The movie does a great job of showing us the politics of the drug war, the human costs of this war, and how society deals with these problems. I would not recommend this movie to anyone who is not already familiar with the issues and politics of the drug war. It is a very serious movie and you can tell that the makers had a lot of work to do to present this topic with a balanced viewpoint. And I do not think that it could have been done better.

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Emma T.

I was interested in seeing this film when it was first announced, but I have to admit I'm not a big fan of documentaries, so I was never really expecting anything like it. But I was pleasantly surprised, I found it to be a moving and very compelling documentary. This is an examination of the history of the South through the eyes of people living there during that time. It's very enlightening, and it certainly isn't for everyone, but it is still an impressive documentary. All of the actors were outstanding, and I was particularly moved by Jennifer Jason Leigh's performance. It is a very moving film, and the subject matter is something that will make you think, and make you think a lot about the way you view the world and how you see the world. I highly recommend it, and I would recommend it to anyone.