As a narrative feature this doesn't work, for reasons that you can intuit both from reports of feuds with producers and from watching this obviously truncated piece, but there's a line of dialogue in CASUALTIES OF WAR where someone basically says that being a witness isn't hazardous, and it's treated with the utmost incredulity. Without giving too much away, there's a version of this that's a full extrapolation of that, De Palma style, and being that he's always been repetitive in his preoccupations and that this is one of his most overtly political works at least since REDACTED and of course since CASUALTIES, I feel like that's kind of the key to the lock here.

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