The Reel Is Gone

Two men stand by a shimmering lake. One is a journalist intent on exposing a government scandal, the other a source nervously feeding him a scoop. It's a remarkable scene from the Danish political thriller King's Game — not for what happens, but for how it looks. The lake is such a cool, vivid blue, you feel you could reach out and dip your hand in it. The image is so sharp, the colors so clear, you can make out the subtle pinstripes on the journalist's suit. By the time it ended its run at the Curzon cinema in London's Soho...

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