Cinema of the World
U.S.A. / 2011 / English dialogue with Arabic subtitles / Colour / 35 mm / 137 minutes


As head of the FBI for nearly 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio) rose to be the most powerful man in America. Outlasting eight presidents and three wars, he stopped at nothing to protect his country. Fiercely guarded in his private life, he allowed only a small inner circle into his confidence - Clyde Tolson (Armie Hammer), his constant companion; secretary, Helen Gandy (Naomi Watts), perhaps the most privy to Hoover’s designs, and his mother Annie (Judi Dench). Seen through the eyes of Hoover himself, “J. Edgar” explores the personal and public life of a man who could distort the truth as easily as he upheld it during a career devoted to his own idea of justice.


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