Tuesday, January 21, 2020
QUEZON'S GAME (2019)
Solid historical drama highlights an largely unknown part of history and a true hero of humanity. Quezon is a man more people should know about. Long before it was fashionable, long before people claimed they didn't know he did and he took steps to try and save as many people as he could while dodging the political problems involved.
Beginning at the end of the war when Quezon and his wife ponder if they could have done more while watching a film of the atrocities it then jumps back in time to show us the road to that moment QUEZON'S GAME moves at a breakneck pace dragging us along all along the way.
If I have any complaints at all is that for such a lavish production there is no excuse to have an SS officer who doesn't look remotely European wandering around in an ill fitting uniform. Its a small thing but it is the only bit that bothered me in an otherwise fine film.
QUEZON's GAME opens Friday in US and Canadian theaters and is recommended.