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The Last Thing He Wanted

The Last Thing He Wanted (2020)

At the turning point of the Iran-Contra affair, Elena McMahon, a fearless investigative journalist covering the 1984 US presidential campaign, puts herself in danger when she abandons her assigned task in order to fulfill the last wish of her ailing father, a mysterious man whose past activities she barely knows.

Plot Keywords: based on novel or book, sandinism, el salvador, co-worker relationship, woman director, investigative journalism, costa rica, 1980s, weapons trafficking, iran–contra affair, father daughter relationship

DirectorDee Rees
WritersJoan Didion, Dee Rees, Marco Villalobos
Production CompaniesElevated Films, Little Red Hen, The Fyzz
Production CountriesUnited Kingdom, United States of America
Spoken LanguagesEnglish, Français, Español

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