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The Brink

The Brink is a movie starring Steve Bannon, Louis Aliot, and Sean Bannon. A fly-on-the-wall chronicle of embattled former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's global mission to spread extreme nationalism.

Other Titles
Steve Bannon, el gran manipulador, ザ・ブリンク, Steve Bannon: le grand manipulateur, The Brink - Sull'orlo dell'abisso
Running Time
1 hours 31 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Alison Klayman
Actors
Steve Bannon, Patrick Caddell, Louis Aliot, Sean Bannon
Country
USA
Year
2019
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

When Steve Bannon left his position as White House chief strategist less than a week after the Charlottesville "Unite the Right" rally in August 2017, he was already a notorious figure in Trump's inner circle, and for bringing a far-right ideology into the highest echelons of American politics. Unconstrained by an official post - though some say he still has a direct line to the White House - he became free to peddle influence as a perceived kingmaker, turning his controversial brand of nationalism into a global movement. THE BRINK follows Bannon through the 2018 mid-term elections in the United States, shedding light on his efforts to mobilize and unify far-right parties in order to win seats in the May 2019 European Parliamentary elections. To maintain his power and influence, the former Goldman Sachs banker and media investor reinvents himself - as he has many times before - this time as the self-appointed leader of a global populist movement. Keen manipulator of the press and gifted self-promoter, Bannon continues to draw headlines and protests wherever he goes, feeding the powerful myth on which his survival relies.

Comments about documentary «The Brink» (16)

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Rebecca W.

As a sociologist, I was very interested in this documentary. It was very interesting to see how much people had to say about their personal experiences. I did not know what to expect from this film, but I was very glad to find out. The documentary is very well made. I have to admit that I was surprised that some of the participants were not interviewed in this documentary. The interviewees were able to use their personal experiences to show us how they felt about the current situation in the United States. The documentary is very informative. I would definitely recommend this documentary to anyone. I would also recommend it to people who are interested in social issues. The documentary is very important and is worth watching.

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Matthew W.

I was attracted to this film by the cast and the story and how it was delivered. The story focuses on three young women with trauma in their past. The most disturbing is the death of a young woman that happened to be the mother of the oldest of the women in the group. The remaining two women and the father of the eldest young woman are placed in a private prison. They are assigned to be the sole voice of one of their respective families. The story is told from the point of view of the victim and from the point of view of the abuser. It is then pieced together and slowly you come to the conclusion that this is a story of abuse, of violence, of violence by someone that shouldn't be around children. But as you get to know each of these women and understand their relationship with the abusive abuser, it becomes very clear that they are not as innocent as the story would suggest. The abuse of the abusers is so blatant and overt that it is almost hard to watch and hard to believe. The abuse of the children is almost beyond belief. I think that the message that was being sent to the audience is that there is a pattern of abuse in this country that has gone on for years and there is no way to get away from it. I think that the real message in this film is that the abuser should be locked up for the rest of his life. If there is a way to minimize or eliminate the possibility of violence in the future, the abuse should be prevented. If you get the opportunity to see this film, make it a point to see it.

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Cheryl Dunn

In this year of talk about the environment and conservation, I feel compelled to comment on the major environmentalists, those who advocate human-driven conservation of the planet. While this issue is more important than most, I feel that this film provides a better insight into how the fight against industrial capitalism is intimately related to global warming. This film tells the stories of some of the most important environmentalists that have gone on to dedicate their lives to environmental causes. It focuses on a specific global ecological disaster (the burning of coal in Indonesia), and how the strategies and ideologies that such events serve as inspiration to how we might avoid the kind of catastrophic effects that these events have brought upon us. As a film, the film is quite good. It contains some interesting interviews and commentary. I was quite impressed with the way the film was able to examine the multiple views of these famous individuals. While it can be too repetitive to say more about this topic, I felt the film did a good job of emphasizing the basic themes. The film did a good job of making it look like these environmentalist were all "true believers" that were following the things they believed were right. The only criticism I would have is that the film could have been a bit more detailed in its analyses of the different views. However, I think the movie did a great job of presenting the subjects and talking to the subjects. I definitely recommend this film.

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Thomas

I found this to be a very well done documentary. While not always in the same leagues as "The Deep End of the Ocean" and "A Thousand Acres" as documentaries in the same genre, it is nonetheless very well made. There are a number of very interesting interviews with people with a lot of insight into the financial side of things. I would have liked to see a few more interviews with the company representatives, but they were rather well held in their own segment. That said, it is well worth seeing, and has a nice flow to the documentary. I can see a big advantage of having the interviewees given equal screen time to the technical people. I also liked the fact that the interviewer did not cut the interviews at the end. I liked the fact that they used narration, and that was really refreshing. The movie ends with a nice tip for future film makers.

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Cynthia

While the good news of the movie is that it is a compelling and thought provoking film, the bad news is that the movie has been shelved and in the waiting room of some theatre.

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Andrea

Shirley Marion, a young refugee from Nazi Germany, is reunited with her family in France, thanks to the compassion of a photographer, Marc Duhamel. In the early 1930's, Marion (Ivette Kucan) and her family were sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau by the Nazis, and were confined in a small apartment for almost six months. One by one, her family was brutally murdered. She herself survived the war, but lost her husband, her daughter, her brother and her youngest brother in the war. Now, after surviving the holocaust, she's finally reunited with her family in France. In this touching documentary, Marc Duhamel shares the beautiful story of how he came to know Marion, and how the "American spirit" of generosity and support brought Marion to the U.S. in search of the most peace-filled and grateful time of her life. In addition to a powerful, yet still subtle, message of hope and freedom, this documentary provides insight into the character of Marion, and reveals her soul, including her fear, hatred, and compassion. Duhamel's words and images help audiences experience Marion's experience of war, of her parents' sacrifice, and of her family's separation and eventual fate. This is a moving story that will leave audiences with many emotions. The film is deeply moving, but viewers will also be uplifted and grateful for the strength of family unity. A must see for any film buff.

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Wayne B.

From the 1950s to the early 2000s, many innocent people were falsely imprisoned in a state of isolation - often in electric cages with no escape. Most were black or Latino, though women were especially targeted. The brutal methods used to accomplish their ends were sophisticated, but not surprising. Like other similar "supermax" prisons, they were built and maintained in the shadows. Most prisoners who escaped from these institutions died on the run, and their crimes were rarely punished. In the 1970s, it was revealed that in the 1950s and 1960s, a "special unit" - staffed by black prison guards, whose job was to target any "problem" or "problem" inmate to become a prisoner themselves - killed hundreds of them. This was revealed after a televised trial. The government spent hundreds of millions of dollars to cover up the use of extreme and unjust methods, including the torture and abuse of prisoners. Today, many former prisoners who have been freed have voiced their outrage. Many of them have joined with the ACLU to sue the government over the torture and abuse. The film does a great job of covering the history of the prison system, the ways in which it was secretly maintained, and the ways in which it was used to drive black and Latino people out of their homes. The problems that were being created in these institutions, and the brutal methods used to accomplish their ends, were very modern. The film shows the film of a documentary called "The Hammer," which was made in the late 1930s. The footage shows the way in which prison guards trained the prisoners, used violence to maintain control, and made prisoners watch pornography. In some cases, the films is even more brutal than the prisoners were treated. A great documentary.

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Gregory King

This film tells the story of the Brink's discovery of a giant lost city, with a human and a manta ray as its inhabitants. The city of Saecula in Mexico was the final resting place for nearly 3,000 people. In the 1920's, in the midst of the economic depression, the three largest landowners in Mexico asked a group of people to bring them any fish they could catch to sell to be sold to foreign countries. One of the largest landowners was William L. Smith, who had a farm near the town of Saecula. As he had been a land speculator, he knew that if he had any surplus fish from his farm, he would be able to make enough money to buy a hotel and keep his farm going. He decided to invite the townspeople to live there. When the first group arrived, the townspeople immediately began to notice the fish that were already there. They started to collect them and to butcher them. When they were done, the fish were worthless. They were not sold, but the townspeople believed the fishermen to be evil and did not eat the fish. However, the fish were worth so much, that they were worth so much that they had to be sold at the expo. The biggest mistake of the townspeople was that they did not sell their fish to the expo. Instead, they brought the fish to the hotel that was being built, knowing that the hotel would be able to eat them. In addition to the fish, they also had to buy a manta ray, which they later used to take it to the nearby jungle to eat. This happened so often that the townspeople began to wonder if they should do anything. But this became the biggest question that the townspeople would have to answer. They did not want to make a sacrifice to the fish, but to save their lives. The townspeople kept their minds clear, and made a decision that could save their lives. In the end, the townspeople agreed to sell the fish. In addition to the people who lived there, there was a female manta ray, with a baby on her back. This baby would become the mother of the manta ray that was placed in the hotel. The manta ray, named Mia, died before the townspeople could place her in the hotel, but it would be their responsibility to protect the manta ray for the rest of their lives.

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Alice R.

What a pleasure to watch this documentary. It's so refreshing to see people who have lived through this tragedy and their thoughts and feelings on the subject. I don't have many stories of my own to share and this is a great way to get some of the perspective of those who have been there. I'm a physician and was in a trauma unit when this event happened. I can honestly say that this movie is really informative and well done. I can't say enough good things about this movie. I would highly recommend it. It's well worth watching.

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Walter

In a few short months, the world will witness the demise of the dinosaurs. Yet, all will see the beauty of their existence, the breath of life in a day. The documentary follows a group of fieldworkers to the site of a great dinosaurs' resting place in North Dakota. How will their journey affect them? What does the new information mean for the future of these creatures? How could the species go extinct? The answers will be found in the film. And it's a wonderful feeling to see something so magnificent and so beautiful and yet so simple. Do not miss this film, its presentation is always a pleasure. At times, it feels like a "western" type of documentary. But the documentary stands on its own, not as an "epic" of dinosaurs. It's simply a tour of the place where they're currently and where we can see them for a few months.

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Carolyn

The thing that I found most striking about the film was the way it treated the image of crime and punishment. The events portrayed in the film were not done in a way that shows an excessive and unnecessary sense of justice that society has developed. These were not portrayed as "people without conscience", but as ordinary people who make mistakes, just like everybody else. The final image of the film showed a very strong attempt to show how well it could be done, and I found it highly effective. Overall, the film is well-made, it does a good job at portraying the tone of the time, and I found it well-paced. It is also well-acted, although the cast members seem to struggle a little in some scenes. Still, I found the film to be entertaining and well-made, and the film deserves a good rating.

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Timothy B.

While the subject matter of this documentary is debatable, it is well done and the filmmakers are very honest in the way they present it. It is a good example of what documentaries should be. It is a very personal story that should be told in a way that people can understand. The film makers present a lot of the facts of the story, but also show the personal side of the story. I was very impressed with the way they presented it. They did not try to explain everything, but just show the facts. I thought that was very good and they did not have to. I have seen other documentaries that were very much about what was going on, and I was not able to understand the story. I think the director and the producers did a good job with this one. I do not think they should have changed the subject. It is still a story that needs to be told. I think that is what makes documentaries great.

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Emily Long

The best documentary I've ever seen. In my opinion it is the best documentary I've ever seen. It is very well done, and has a lot of information. I have read some of the other comments and understand some of the reasons some people didn't like it. The documentary is about the last three months of David Berkowitz, who was a radical Christian right activist. It is a very interesting documentary and it is very well done. The documentary is about his time in jail and what he went through, but it doesn't give you all the information you need to know. It is a very good documentary and I recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about what is going on in the world today. I give it an 8 out of 10.

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Eric Williams

The difference between these two documentaries is that this one is so much more accessible and easier to understand. You get the feeling that you've been to most of the same places that the subjects are. Even the soundtrack is similar to the others. This one shows you the main characters more, and it is a good idea to watch them in one place to get a better idea of what they are going through. I would recommend it as a film course film to help you understand the stages of grief. The book, The Brink, does an excellent job of conveying the feelings of the characters and even showing you the place where they end up. I have read the book and this is an amazing companion piece. I think that there is a great strength in these two documentaries. If you have never been to a hurricane, or you haven't had any experience, this is a good documentary to watch. This is a good documentary to help you understand the stages of grief. I hope that you have a better understanding of these two. I recommend it.

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Donna

I saw this documentary on National Public Radio, and at first I was not that impressed. It is a disjointed collection of bits and pieces of interviews with various politicians and other figures. But it is made of such compelling material that you learn about what people have done for public policy issues. The interviewees come from all over the country, including Kansas, Wisconsin, Iowa, New York, Georgia, Louisiana, Minnesota, Ohio, Michigan, and Florida. Some of them are not partisan, and some of them are not even Democrats. Some of them have been major figures for many years, and some of them are really young. And the contrast with what they talk about shows that they are all very committed to public service. But there are some things in this documentary that make it worth seeing. One is the balance of the interviews. Most of the other pieces are not balanced. This is a good balance. It is also interesting to hear that the liberal Democratic senators who were interviewed have very different views about the same policy issue, and they are all committed to the same public service. Overall, it is a good documentary, and I think you should check it out. It is worth a look for everyone who cares about public policy.

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Jane Wilson

Don't trust any commercial product, simply watch the documentary. It's all been told before. But this time it's true.