As absurd the story of “BlacKkKlansman” (theatrical release: 23 August) also seem like – the new film from Hollywood’s director Spike Lee is a red-hot piece of filmed history, not only the jury at this year’s Cannes Film Festival has thrilled. See details for more KKK recent news.
That’s what “BlacKkKlansman”
Colorado Springs in the 1970s: Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American policeman in his town. When the local group seeking new members of the Ku Klux Klan in a daily newspaper, logs Ron, rattles on the phone hatred down – and indeed will be invited to a meeting! Ron sends his Jewish colleagues flip Zimmerman (Adam driver) to the event and becomes a Klan member. Soon learn the Supreme KKK leader of Colorado, David Duke Ron and flip (sensational: Topher Grace), know and come up a planned attack on Ron’s activist friend Patrice (Laura Harrier) on the track.
The background to “BlacKkKlansman”
Director Spike Lee (interview), with Denzel Washington four movies (“Malcolm X”, “Mo’ better Blues”, “Game of life”, “inside man”) turned has, for the first time with his son John David works together. The film was based on facts: In 1978 Ron Stallworth – infiltrated accidentally under his real name – the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado, get to know its structures. The investigation lasted a total of seven months, at least two explosives could be prevented. For decades Stallworth was silent about the events, until he in 2014 the book “Black Klansman: A memoir” wrote.
The film is less a thriller than rather an absurd Feelgood movie: Spike Lee shows the members of the Ku Klux Klan than bored, poor and especially hopelessly stupid whites that drivel about their superiority and have mostly only private reasons, to Unlike looking not to like. Particularly blatantly in his idiocy, once “Grand Wizard” of the “Knights of the Ku Klux Klan” and best-known neo-Nazi in the United States, David Duke is represented. In addition, some interesting camera shots succeed Spike Lee. In the end, the laughter in the neck then stuck the viewers. Only so much be betrayed: the real David Duke can also be seen