Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Directed by George Clooney

Kaufman’s original screenplays offer an interesting mix of fictional and non-fictional characters involved in bizarre situations. Chuck Barris’ incredible ‘unauthorized [sic] autobiography’ must have seemed the perfect material for Kaufman’s adaptation. The premise that a successful TV producer responsible for programmes such as The Dating Game and famous host of The Gong Show is also operating as a CIA assassin is too bizarre for words. But Kaufman and actor-début director Clooney concentrate on the ups and downs of this strange double life.“As an existential memoir… CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND rings true even if it is lying through its teeth.” Sight & Sound

113 minutes

Country of origin:
Germany, Great Britain and USA

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