The Bourne Supremacy

The Bourne Supremacy

Title: The Bourne Supremacy in search of the past
Screenplay: Tony Gilroy. Based on the novel by Robert Ludlum
Runtime: 108 minutes
Year: 2004
Director: Paul Greengrass

In this impeccable action film Matt Damon, who won an award from the Hollywood Academy, plays again the role of Jason Bourne, the top CIA field agent. Jason Bourne, who is suffering from amnesia, is living in Goa with Maria, his girlfriend, and trying to reconstruct his past. At the same time, in Berlin, the agent Pamela Landy is leading an operation against Gretkov, un Russian oil tycoon, who is engaged in dirty dealings with the help of kirill. Kirill kills one of the American team and plants Bourne’s fingerprint on the detonation device. He flies to Goa to kill Bourne and ends up killing Maria instead. Bourne shows us, he is not an easy target or a person whose ability, decision and stamina can be underestimated.

The film is directed by Paul Greengrass, who also directed episodes of the successful courtroom drama series “Kavanagh”, as well as “The theory of flight” and “The murder of Stephen Lawence”. He has written an produced “Omagh” recently released in Spain – the real car bombing by the IRA which killed 29 people-. In this film “The Bourne Supremacy” Paul Greengrass wants a bit of adventure in life.

Although fast action thrillers like this are not usually based on dialogue the smart script tells us about the characters and moves the action without getting confusing. Much of the dialogue consists of conversations between CIA agents who have their own jargon.
The Bourne supremacy is a fresh looking film. It has got an excellent script and although the pace is breathtaking and the action comes thick and fast there is always a logic, the changes of location give us a sense of place and help us not to lose the thread, there is also time for moments of tenderness and quiet.

A lively, tense film with striking car chases. It is one of the movies more overflowing with action in the last years.

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