Films about unspeakable acts

Be careful what you pretend to be

The Intruder. A transplant comes to the South to rouse whites against school integration.
  • The Intruder. A transplant comes to the South to rouse whites against school integration.

Here are two films that put the viewer in the hot seat. The Intruder stars Star Trek’s William Shatner (before he took the captain’s seat) as a transplant coming to the South to rouse whites against school integration. His performance is slimy and manipulative as he pushes a town too far.

  • The Intruder (USA) 1962, Roger Corman Productions
  • Available on YouTube and DVD

In Mother Night we find Nick Nolte is passing code to the Allies as he pretends to be a famed Nazi radio propagandist. With his postwar life dismal, he learns to be careful what you pretend to be, for ultimately that’s what you are!

  • Mother Night (USA) 1996, New Line
  • Available on iTunes and Google Play

Both films present an individual influencing others to do unspeakable acts, and they offer a lot to the viewer in light of our current political situations.

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