Unglaublich effektives Viral-Poster zum neuen Film ‘Rampart’ mit Woody Harrelson als korrupter und saufender Cop, der gerne zum Knüppel greift. Besonders seit der Occupy-Bewegung ziemlich effektiv. Hier der Regisseur Oren Moverman (‘The Messenger’) zum Poster selbst:

The poster was Lawrence Inglee’s idea. He’s one of the producers of Rampart and he was searching for an image that would be thought-provoking and challenging, not an indictment of a cop but rather a communal approach to the idea of policing, the idea that maybe when cops do bad things it’s more of a reflection of society and what it is willing to tolerate rather than the fault of one bad apple or an institutional problem. If they work for us, could it be they ARE us?

The movie is about Dave Brown, just one cop doing bad things to bad people and thinking he is good. It’s a humanistic portrayal of something we would think of as evil, but it does ask the question of what circumstances lead a guy to behave the way he does from a position of power over people who are poor or are minorities, even over criminal elements. One of the many questions the film asks is: Whose desires and fantasy of power is Dave Brown living out? Is it him, or us, the ones he works for and the ones who look the other way most of the time.

I hope the takeaway is the idea that cops are human and their behavior is human, good and bad, and that society needs to look itself in the mirror; cops are public servants, they will serve the public’s demands. Question is, what do we demand of them? What kind of society have we given them to police?

Neben Harrelson werden noch Robin Wright, Sigourney Weaver, Ice Cube, Ben Foster, Ned Beatty, Steve Buscemi, Cynthia Nixon und Anne Heche in Nebenrollen zu sehen sein. Der Trailer gefällt mir auch verdammt gut:


via /Film