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'Bad waters', the thriller green

2020-02-15T14:14:41.692Z

'Bad waters' by Todd Haynes, in theaters from 20 February with Eagle, is a green film for the environment, but also a legal-thriller inspired by a true story, that of Robert Bilott (Mark Ruffalo) an environmental lawyer star of a exhausting battles ... (ANSA)



(by Francesco Gallo) (ANSA) - ROME, FEBRUARY 15 - 'Bad waters' by Todd Haynes, insala from 20 February with Eagle, is a green film for the environment, but also a legal-thriller inspired by a true story, that of Robert Bilott (Mark Ruffalo) environmental lawyer protagonist of a grueling legal battle lasting nineteen years against the chemical giant DuPont. It is not a little battle if it is considered that it was a question of representing 70 thousand citizens of Ohio and Virginia, whose drinking water had been contaminated by the uncontrolled spill of PFOA (acidoperfluorooctanico). It all starts on January 6, 2016, when the New York Times talks about Bilott, partner of the TaftStettinius & Hollister LLP law firm, who discovered how a chemical substance had been contaminating a rural community for years. Ilfilm has the cadence of a horror: the Tennants, owners of farms for generations, begin to lose their livestock. Their skin is full of injuries, the eyes are circled red, a Bavabianca drips from the mouth and the teeth turn black. Convinced that the cause is a toxic spill from the nearby Dry Run landfill, where the DuPont-owned Washington Works plant discharges its waste, Wilbur Tennant, thanks also to the support of his superior in the Tom Terp studio (Tim Robbins, Oscar winner for Mystic River) , try for years to get unnecessary answers. "What Mark Ruffalo could not know, is how much I was a secret fan of this genre of films - says Haynes -. I doubt I am the only one to have such great admiration for 'Alan Pakula's' 70s paranoia trilogy' (and Gordon Willis) - A ring for Inspector Klute, Why an Assassination and All the President's Men - or for the films that followed in the following decades, such as Silkwood by Mike Nichols and Insider - Behind the truth of Michael Mann. "It has always been something that goes far beyond discovering how hypothetical people can make a bad end." (HANDLE).

Source: ansa

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