Veronica Guerin * Joel Schumacher * 2003

The story plays in Ireland only a decade ago. The bigger cities had a big drugproblem that was denied by the government. The journalist Veronica Guerin (Cate Blanchett) decides that it is her mission to make this known and starts to write about the problem. Delving in the drugscene it soon becomes clear that she was very naive. Even after having been shot in her own house, she bluntly drives up to the house of the main man to ask him a few questions. Of course this doesn’t quite go as she wants. Eventually she gets killed even though she “never thought that they would kill the messenger”. Guerin’s death sure turned the tide and drugs and drug related violence suddenly were a hot topic in Ireland.
Schumacher (“Phone Booth”, “8 MM”) gives a nice idea about this part of the near past.

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