This is not a film review: Primal Fear (1996), directed by George Hoblit

On TVE1 Begoña and I saw last night the film Primal Fear, a 1996 American thriller directed by Gregory Hoblit and starring Richard Gere, Edward Norton and Laura Linney. The film tells the story of a defence attorney, Martin Vail (Gere), who defends an altar boy, Aaron Stampler (Norton), charged with the murder of a Catholic archbishop, and his ensuing case against prosecutor Janet Venable (Linney). The movie is an adaptation of William Diehl’s 1993 novel of the same name. Norton’s role in the film received multiple accolades, including a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Primal Fear is the first theatrical film for television director Gregory Hoblit, who has directed episodes of Hill Street Blues and NYPD Blue for producer Steven Bochco. It was also Edward Norton’s first feature film. (taken from Wikipedia)

Actually we have already seen the film before and I was only glancing from time to time. It might not be a great film, but in my view it’s well above average. I recommend it if you have not seen it. If you have seen it maybe you will like to have a look at the entry in Wikipedia, (it contains spoilers) HERE to remember. As a matter of fact it’s the only film starring Richard Gere I can bear.

The real reason to bring this up is to share with you the following song by Dulces Pontes in the soundtrack of the film. Cancão do mar. I hope you’ll enjoy it.

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