Dark Waters

Robert Bilott (Mark Ruffalo) is an experienced defense attorney for large corporate companies. When a farmer contacts him because hundreds of cattle of his cattle have died suddenly as a result of an alleged intoxication, Bilott will decide to change sides. With your firm against it, then begins a long investigation into the almighty multinational DuPont Corporation.

You will discover that the practices of this company were very disrespectful of the environment, since DuPont had been dumping chemical waste for decades, including an unregulated chemical compound called perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). Even risking his life and that of his family, Bilott decides to undertake a long and difficult legal battle representing 70,000 citizens whose drinking water had been contaminated by the chemical giant.

In more or less contemporary cinema, that is, in the last thirty years, the judicial drama has lost a lot of weight as a genre and either because in Hollywood they got tired of adapting John Grisham’s novels or for other more pedestrian reasons. Because if the 90s of the last century the genre lived a golden age – Some good men (1992), by Rob Reiner; In the name of the father (1993), by Jim Sheridan; The cover (1993), of Sydney Pollack; The Client (1994), by Joel Schumacher; The two faces of truth (1996), by Gregory Hoblit; Legitimate Defense (1997), of F.F. Coppola; The dilemma (1999), by Michael Mann, etc. -, in this 21st century we have only a handful of good procedures: The Conspiracy (2010), by Robert Redford, or The Bridge of the Spies (2015), by Steven Spielberg, To cite two clear examples. Serve this reflection around the shortage of recent judicial dramas …

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