Il prossimo film in lingua originale è Vice, in programma al Cinema Centrale lunedì 7 gennaio ore 20.00, martedì 8 e mercoledì 9 ore 21.25.
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Vice is a 2018 American biographical comedy-drama film written and directed by Adam McKay. The film stars Christian Bale as Dick Cheney, with Amy Adams as his wife Lynne Cheney, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Alison Pill, Lily Rabe, and Tyler Perry in supporting roles. The plot follows Cheney in his desire to become the most powerful Vice President in America’s history.
The film received numerous award nominations, including a leading six at the 76th Golden Globe Awards, including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.
Through a series of flashbacks and flashforwards, we go through about five decades of American history, all centred on Cheney’s figure, both public and private. The film opens with Cheney and other White House officials and staff responding to the September 11 attacks, then it flashes back to Wyoming in 1963, where Cheney struggles with alcoholism that led him to drop out of Yale. The film then flashes forward to 1969 when Cheney finds work as a White House intern during the Nixon Administration. After Nixon’s resignation, Cheney rises to the position of White House Chief of Staff for President Gerald Ford. During the Reagan Administration, Cheney supports a raft of conservative, pro-business policies favouring the fossil fuel industries. Cheney next serves as Secretary of Defense under President George H.W. Bush during the Gulf War. During the Clinton era, Cheney becomes the CEO of Halliburton. During the 2000 United States presidential election, Cheney is invited to become running mate to George W. Bush. The film shows how he became the most powerful Vice President in history, and how his policies changed the world. Cheney’s actions are shown to lead to thousands of deaths and the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.