My dad came home a while ago with a bunch of VHS tapes, hoping that I would tell him that there were some good films among them. Most of them were awful! However, one that I found among them was a Costa-Gavras film I had never even heard of: Betrayed. I really enjoy his work, but this one doesn’t look very Costa-Gavras-y. It doesn’t seem to have the same political atmosphere his other films do and it is an American production (often when a “foreign” director makes an American production, it’s awful (See: The Vanishing)), written by Joe Eszterhas of Flashdance and Showgirls fame. Has anyone seen it? Is it worth a watch? I don’t want to waste my time on a bad film…not today, at least!
Definitely worth a watch and definitely a film within the Costa-Gavras tradition. Debra Winger gives a wonderful and complex performance. It’s about White Christian Nationalism in the US and is certainly timely considering the rise of the Tea Party Movement.
I need to see Betrayed soon. It sounds interesting.
It’s a pretty good movie, with Debra Winger giving a really good performance and if I remember correctly John Mahoney is really creepy.
I’m really interested in seeing this, too. I know it occasionally pops up on cable but I’ve never been sure if it’s worth a rental or anything. I think Debra Winger’s a phenomenal actress, though, and I love Costa-Gavras, so maybe I should check it out…
Betrayed is an intersting film just a little bit hard.
It’s a good film, though far from Costa-Gavras best moments (“Z” and “Missing”, for instance). Debra Winger is great, as usual (she’s a forgotten actress and her work in “Shadowlands” is amazing).