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Cast: David Strathairn, Sam Witwer, Alessandro Mario, Ray Wise
When a series of package bombs show up on the doorsteps of prominent politicians and businessmen in the summer of 1919, U.S. Bureau of Investigation Agent William Flynn (Strathairn) is assigned the task of finding those responsible. He becomes immersed in an investigation that uncovers an anarchist plot to destroy democracy. Based on true events of the 20's the film sets the stage for a timely drama with resoundingly similar parallels to the contemporary war on terrorism and the role government plays to defeat it.
It is the summer of 1919 and two mischievous kids are doing what kids do, get into trouble. One sees a package on a front porch so he gets off his bike and grabs the package and takes off but before long the package explodes killing the little boy. Enter U.S. Bureau of Investigation Agent William Flynn, a bomb expert who is called in to find out who is behind this bomb and many others that have been sent to prominent leaders in the city and influential businessmen. He uncovers a plot to destroy democracy by a group. While doing his investigation Flynn is led to John Rockefeller and corporate shill J. Edgar Hoover, both men have a very special interest in doing away with immigrants. J Edgar has complied a list of immigrants that need to be deported which gives Flynn another cause to fight for, the rights of the people.
The film's opening scene sets the stage for the rest of the film. I am sure many out there do not know that the fight on terrorism goes back to the 1920's. There is so many similarities with today's fight it is pretty scary. The film was shot on a budget of five million dollars which is low compared to Hollywood standards but you would never no it by watching it. Director, Terry Green did a fantastic job making Milwaukee look like early New York. He also did an amazing job with the sets and over-all look of the times.
No God, No Master" has a lot going on, there are multiple characters in the film and many of them have their own story and agendas so there is always something going on in the film to keep the audience watching. A must-see film about an important time in history not only because of the terrorist plot but because of the immigration laws that were put into place rather quickly. I found the film to be intriguing, thought-provoking and a history lesson while remaining entertaining all the way to the end.
Another reason the film is so good is its cast, David Strathairn (Academy Award Nominee & two time Golden Globe Nominee & Independent Spirit Award Winner, star of Good Night, and Good Luck; Lincoln, and The Borne Ultimatum) gives a commanding performance as Flynn and it is worth the price of admission all by itself but he is not alone because the supporting cast which includes, Sam Witwer Alessandro Mario and Ray Wise to name only a few all did a great job as well.
"No God, No Master" is an important film that deserves to be seen, I recommend checking out the film's Official site HERE and its Facebook page HERE. to find out when and where you can see the film. A fantastic piece of film making that had me hooked from its opening frames and its story and spectacular cast made sure I never looked away. Check this out as soon as you can.
Released by Monterey Media
***** Out Of *****