Monday, September 30, 2013

Syriana - Movie Review

I am still not too clear what and how of Syriana but this is a multi-layered, multi-tracked movie about the politics that go on behind oil. We have four tracks - an energy analyst (Matt Damon), a CIA agent (George Clooney), a Pakistani worker in an oil field and a law firm attorney. The setting is a huge US oil company that has not been given oil rights by an Arabian country - instead, the rights are given to a Chinese company.

It does appear that the US government is involved in the deal, the company certainly is, the Emir of the Arabian country is. How to get there and at what cost is what the rest of the movie about. The lesser I go into it the better because I can hear my mind boggle again. End result - oil politics wins or something like that. People can be killed, tortured but oil must be gained control over.

George Clooney won an Academy Award for his performance as Best Supporting Actor.

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