DVD: In The Loop (15)

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The Independent Culture

It's the film that brought the phrase "Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult," into the national consciousness.

Peter Capaldi returns as Malcolm Tucker, the thinly-disguised Alastair Campbell comms Svengali, as do most of the cast of The Thick of It, the acclaimed television show on which this political satire is based (the plot, if it's possible to simply describe it, involves the machinations of a network of American and British politicos wrangling over how to go to war). The extras show how diverse the cast is; Tom Hollander the "thoroughly nice bloke"; Gina McKee the thoughtful "proper actor"; Capaldi the consummate darling.

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