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Mississippi Burning September 14, 2006

Posted by Shujath in English, Movies, Reviews.

Racism has been the central theme of many flicks…this is another prominent one. Starring Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe the story is about these two FBI agents who are sent out to investigate the killing of three Civil Rights activists in Mississippi by the notorious Ku Klux Klan. Hackman and Dafoe have different ways of working and they don’t particularly like each other but ultimately have to come together towards the end. The plot is a fictionalized account of an actual incident. During the investigation, the passive complicity of the town’s people in the crimes committed and their condonation of racism makes the lives of the investigators tougher who have to overcome all odds to nab the culprits. The pacing is nice, though it is not an edge of the seat thriller. One the whole, this is good thriller worth your time and probably an educational film about the Ku Klux Klan.



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