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The Brink

Filmmaker Alison Klayman follows white nationalist Stephen K. Bannon, former White House chief strategist, as he tries to mobilise and unify far-right and neo-Nazi factions during the 2018 US midterm elections.

When Bannon left his position as White House chief strategist less than a week after the Charlottesville "Unite the Right" rally in August 2017, he was already a notorious figure in Donald Trump’s inner circle, and for bringing a far-right ideology into the highest echelons of American politics. Unconstrained by an official post — though some say he still has a direct line to the White House — he became free to peddle influence as a perceived kingmaker, turning his controversial brand of nationalism into a global movement. 

THE BRINK follows Bannon through the 2018 mid-term elections in the United States, shedding light on his efforts to mobilise and unify far-right parties in order to win seats in the May 2019 European Parliamentary elections. To maintain his power and influence, the former Goldman Sachs banker and media investor reinvents himself — as he has many times before — this time as the self-appointed leader of a global populist movement. Keen manipulator of the press and gifted self-promoter, Bannon continues to draw headlines and protests wherever he goes, feeding the powerful myth on which his survival relies.


 BBFC Advice: Contains strong language


Film Information

Running Time: 1 hour 31 mins

BBFC Advice: 15

Director(s): Alison Klayman

Country of Origin: U.S.A

Year of release:

Language(s): English

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