Film review: You’ve Been Trumped

By Helene Wong In Film

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29th November, 2012
What do Burt Lancaster and Donald Trump have in common? Well, it seems Burt was a kind of prescient version of The Donald. In Bill Forsyth’s Local Hero (1983), he played an American oil tycoon trying to buy up a Scottish village to make room for a refinery; almost 30 years later, Trump tries to buy out residents in the same north-eastern corner of the country to make room for a golf course – as if they don’t have enough of them up there already – and a resort. As in the film, things don’t go as expected. The locals, threatened with “compulsory purchase orders” and ...

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