Derek Vinyard (Edward Norton), a neo-Nazi white supremacist recently released from three years jail for manslaughter, tries to rid his younger brother, Danny, (Edward Furlong) of his racial prejudices.
Norton has undergone a radical transformation through his friendship with a black prison inmate and the moral clarity of solitude.
This tough, powerful and uncompromising cautionary tale from director Tony Kaye takes a brutal look at the depths of racial prejudice and the roots of violent hate crimes.
Told in colour with black-and-white flashbacks, Kaye’s cutting-edge treatise is a shock to the system filled with unforgettable moments, seriously handled issues and superb acting by Norton, who was deservedly Oscar-nominated. It’s definitely not for the squeamish.
Dr Robert Sweeney