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Closer to the Sun (2016)

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A New York insurance company sends in a team of high levels investigators to assess a claim related to the accidental death of six workers on an oil platform off the coast of Nigeria. As ... See full summary »

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A New York insurance company sends in a team of high levels investigators to assess a claim related to the accidental death of six workers on an oil platform off the coast of Nigeria. As the investigation unfolds it becomes clear that the dead men were in fact taken hostage by terrorists and slaughtered. In normal circumstances the huge claim would just be refused. But these aren't normal circumstances; the insurance company has walked into a political and economic minefield. Denial would place them at odds with Nigeria and the rest of Africa. Multi-national companies working in the region would be severely punished. There could only be one solution: pay up. Keep silent and pretend. The chief investigator is left hopelessly compromised. Written by Alex Altman

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We're all guilty of covering up crimes because it always suits us

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26 December 2016 (USA)  »

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Näher an der Sonne  »

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The "Massacre" scene is where the oil workers have been slaughtered and is displayed in stills from small to big then recovering the screen, hitting the viewer in the face emphasizing the extreme violence emanating from this part of the world. See more »

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John Pediot: He was further distinguished by a perpetual blinking of the eyes, and this, together with the red tint of his complexion and a way he had of hanging his head forward and rolling it from side to side as he walked, gave him the appearance of an orang-utan.
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References Burning from the Inside (2007) See more »

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