New In the Loop trailer online
Seriously, this new trailer for In the Loop tickled me so much that I watched it twice, honestly, and I don't often do that, so I suggest you go and watch it right now.
The film explores the level of politics and politicians just beneath the ones you see on television announcing the big decisions, like going to war in a foreign country, and in an insanely satirical, cutting and incisive way, pokes fun at their insanity.
One of the great things about the trailer is the way that it's not just about the film and what happens, the trailer has some superb tricks in it, playing on the excellent dialogue and playing on itself too. Very clever trailer.
My favourite line from the whole thing is the anger soaked statement:
“I shall marshall all the forces of darkness to hound you to an assisted suicide”
In the Loop carries a superb cast from the Peter Capaldi to James Gandolfini, and a host of recognisable faces and names on the way. Ripping the complete guts out of politics on the way and making it seem like a farcical comedy.
Before the trailer, here's the write up for the film:
“The US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war. But not everyone agrees that war is a good thing. The US General Miller doesn't think so and neither does the British Secretary of State for International Development, Simon Foster. But, after Simon accidentally backs military action on TV, he suddenly has a lot of friends in Washington, DC. If Simon can get in with the right DC people, if his entourage of one can sleep with the right intern, and if they can both stop the Prime Minister's chief spin-doctor Malcolm Tucker rigging the vote at the UN, they can halt the war. If they don't... well, they can always sack their Director of Communications Judy, who they never liked anyway and who's back home dealing with voters with blocked drains and a man who's angry about a collapsing wall.”
Armando Iannucci and his team of writers have delivered an excellent film that really does deserve more and more viewers.