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The Final Cut (1995)
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The Final Cut (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 206 min.
TV show
Story: Approaching his 65th birthday, Prime Minister Frances Urquhart begins to see the end of his career. Not that he has the intention of resigning anytime soon. He does however hope to establish a legacy, one for the history books and one to provide his pension. Urquhart, the master manipulator, may be losing his touch however. His Foreign Secretary, Tom Makepeace, not only resigns but crosses the floor to sit in the opposition benches in order to attack the government. As his grip on power begins to wane, Urquhart goes to ever greater lengths to retain his authority.
Style: clever, serious, biting, suspense, realistic, cynical, witty
Plot: politics, prime minister, ambition, haunted by the past, society, political corruption, dishonesty, head of state, state affairs, golden years, cons and scams, political thriller, house of cards, psychopath, member of parliament
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe

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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 226 min.
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Duration: 90 min.
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Duration: 350 min.
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