August 7, 2014

Cinemascope: The Last Enemy

Cinemascope is a regular blog post where I will share with you movies and TV shows I think are worth watching.

Released in 2008.

Plot line: Set in the very near future, this riveting thriller explores how technology and terror could transform civilization into a dystopian society of constant surveillance. Reclusive, brilliant mathematician Stephen Ezard returns home to England to attend his brother Michael's funeral, an aid worker killed by a landmine in Afghanistan. After years of working in near-isolation in China, Stephen struggles to reconcile his carefully controlled world with a brother he did not know, in a police-state London he does not recognize. Soon he finds himself falling in love with his brother's widow, Yasim; lured into becoming the public face of the government super-database, a program with the ability to watch and record the actions and movements of every individual; and caught up in an international conspiracy that forces him to question who, if anyone, he can trust. Benedict Cumberbatch (Atonement) stars as Stephen, with Max Beesley (Hotel Babylon) as Michael, and Anamaria Marinca (Sex Traffic) as the beautiful and mysterious Yasim.

This British mini-series explores issues that are gripping and timely. What happens when the very notion of privacy is lost? Can you trust companies and governments? I am in the midst of watching it and am loving it. So much to think and talk about it. 

You can see the trailer here. If you have yet to see it, this is TV worth watching.

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