DVD Review: The Idealist
The Idealist is a Danish political thriller about a tenacious journalist who would stop at nothing to expose government secrets from the cold war. Officially Denmark was nuclear free, but when a B-52 crashed at Thule Air Base in 1968, the Danish government went into cover-up mode, to ensure they didn’t loose the upcoming election due to their secret agreements with the US.
Based on a true story and occasionally using real TV footage from the time, The Idealist is a bit of a slow burn on one hand, but with a bit of gripping political intrigue on the other.
Well paced and superbly acted, this foreign language film will probably be overlooked by many, but those that do slip the disc into their DVD player will be rewarded with a little gem of a film.
Rating: M Offensive language.