July 6th 2015 08:24
A film about sub-standard work practices that put millions of lives in jeopardy, with minimal characterisation, and full of technical dialogue that might as well be in a foreign language: does it all add up to something disastrous, incapable of enduring as drama? Rather, clocking in at the tail end of America’s finest decade of cinema, The China Syndrome (1979) remains a gripping, spine-tingling masterpiece.
Reporter Kimberly Wells (Jane Fonda) and her cameraman Richard Adams (Michael Douglas) are used to filing throwaway puff pieces despite a yearning for something more. When they’re called out to shoot another nondescript time-filling segment at California’s largest nuclear power plant, their coverage becomes anything but routine. In a case of being in the right place at the right time, they watch startled from the gallery as an “incident” takes place........................ ............................. .
Dying to hear how this all turns out? Will the universe be blown sky high?
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