Hidden Agenda


Two men in a car in Northern Ireland are shot without warning by the British security forces. Forced by a public outcry, the authorities promise an investigation, and a senior police officer is sent to conduct it. He’s an honest copper who prides himself on his ethical standards, and finds himself distinctly unwelcome in some quarters; clearly many people have something to hide. But the government wants the truth, that’s why he’s here. Or does it? As passionate a film as you’d expect from Ken Loach, and just as relevant in the present ‘war against terrorism’.
France 1990, 108 minutes