The horror of daily life under sharia law is shown in this African film set in the city of Timbuktu, one family especially suffering from its application.
The story of how abolitionists brought about the freeing of captive Africans who revolted against their captors on the ship ironically named Amistad.
A Sicilian family, at odds over how to cope with the changing times, must decide whether to help a group of African illegal immigrants whom the grandfather has rescued at sea.
Ralph Fiennes is perfect for the role of Justin Quayle, a mild-mannered British diplomat who is so different from his young wife Tessa (Rachel Weisz shines in her best role yet!) that we wonder how they ever came to marry each other. She is the kind of person almost guaranteed to disrupt an ever-so-polite embassy …