A popular plot: There is an overpowering corporation, dark machinations and lone fighters for justice who take on the unscrupulous corporations. It often turns into good stuff with a happy ending. The biography “Dark Waters – Poisoned Truth” on Monday at 11:50 p.m. on MDR is a film with a very bitter aftertaste.
According to the committed legal drama, the harmful substance perfluorooctanoic acid, which is involved, can be detected in 99 percent of all people: It is in Teflon.
The 1998 film centers on the lonely anti-hero Rob Bilott, played by the elegantly slightly bloated Mark Ruffalo. He’s actually a somewhat jaded defender of huge corporations, but one day farmer Wilbur Tennant shows up in his office and asks him for help. The rancher is an acquaintance of Rob’s grandmother and grumpily waves videotapes. After initial hesitation, Bilott visits his grandmother in West Virginia and lets Tennant show him what it’s all about: 190 of his cows have died in agony. The man is certain that the chemical giant DuPont’s factory is to blame. The company poisons drinking water, killing animals and causing cancer in people, he believes.
Tim Robbins, Anne Hathaway and Mark Ruffalo Star in Dark Waters: The Poisoned Truth
Bilott gets permission from his boss (Tim Robbins) to pursue the case as a hobby. He has no idea that this is getting him deeper and deeper into a maelstrom that is threatening not only his career but also his family, because at night he desperately argues with his pregnant wife (Anne Hathaway) about how toxic the Teflon pans are in are in their household.
Not only Mark Ruffalo’s acting performance is remarkably disillusioned. In the end, the greatest strength of the drama of 2019 is not offering any solutions. Instead, watching is left with anger at a company that is endangering the health of billions and a problem that still exists.
Source: DIGITAL FERNSEHEN by www.digitalfernsehen.de.
*The article has been translated based on the content of DIGITAL FERNSEHEN by www.digitalfernsehen.de. If there is any problem regarding the content, copyright, please leave a report below the article. We will try to process as quickly as possible to protect the rights of the author. Thank you very much!
*We just want readers to access information more quickly and easily with other multilingual content, instead of information only available in a certain language.
*We always respect the copyright of the content of the author and always include the original link of the source article.If the author disagrees, just leave the report below the article, the article will be edited or deleted at the request of the author. Thanks very much! Best regards!