[HanCinema's Film Review] "National Security" 2012/12/07,
For most of this film, a man is imprisoned and tortured. Who this man is, and why he is being tortured...really aren't that important. For nearly two hours, we watch him be brutalized and humiliated by his accusers. At one point an "interrogation expert" appears who astonishes everyone by apparently killing the victimized man by filling up the lungs with water, and continuing to do so long after his prisoner has lost consciousness. When it is discovered that the prisoner is not dead, despite appearances to the contrary, the other police give the expert a round of hearty applause. And all the while, the expert sings a happy working tune.
"National Security" is a truly painful film to watch. Having grown up in Bush-era America, I'm all too familiar with the sort of enhanced interrogation that this film displays in abundance,...More
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