Loach’s response to the conflict in Iraq is a breathless thriller that carries echoes of Hidden Agenda, a characteristically indignant work which focuses on war profiteering and the lies that sent the U.K. to war. Fergus (Mark Womack) is a private security contractor who becomes suspicious about his friend’s death, and sets out to uncover the truth.
Showing with 11’09”01 – United Kingdom (11 minutes, U.K., 2002, Colour, DVD), Loach’s contribution to the portmanteau film made on the first anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Centre, which comments on the collapse of the Chilean government in the early 1970s.
This film is screening as part of our Ken Loach retrospective (May & June). Loach’s latest film, Jimmy’s Hall, opens at the IFI on May 30th.