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‘Zero Dark Thirty’

by Giovanni Fazio

Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Language: English

Kathryn Bigelow’s study of the decadelong hunt for Osama bin Laden will either fascinate or infuriate. Shown through the eyes of an iron-willed intelligence analyst (played by Jessica Chastain), the film insists that it was one woman’s hunch — and her dogged pursuit of it — that led to bin Laden’s demise in Quetta, Pakistan. Yet much of the film is devoted to CIA torture of prisoners, and the casual viewer may well draw the wrong conclusion and think that this is what worked for America.