that Jamal’s ‘human mobility’ is circumscribed at the same time that the ‘cinematic mobility’ of In This World itself is considerable. But if the film cannot in the end undo all of the privilege accorded by its production origins in the affluent West, it is nevertheless politically valuable for laying bare the ravages of contemporary corporatist transnationalism. Winterbottom has advanced this critical project in several later films, including TheRoadtoGuantánamo (2006), co-directed by Mat Whitecross, and A Mighty Heart (2007).
Sarajevo , In This World , TheRoadtoGuantánamo and even 24 Hour Party People are all in part
characterised by a tone of low-key this-ishow-it-was filmmaking, that we
shake off with some difficulty to remind ourselves that all these films
involve re-enactment rather than on-thespot reportage. One is reminded too
of the Winterbottom context by the presence of such cast members as Coogan,
Shirley Henderson, Ian Hart and
hands of the enemy such as prisoners of war ( The Bridge on the River Kwai (David Lean, UK/USA, 1957) or The Great Escape (John Sturges, USA, 1963)).
15 Jean-Sébastien Chauvin , ‘ Fiction’ in Antoine de Baecque and Philippe Chevallier (eds), Dictionnaire de la pensée du cinéma ( Paris : PUF, 2012 ) 298–9 .
16 See e.g. TheRoadtoGuantanamo (Mat Whitecross and Michael Winterbottom, UK, 2006). More generally, see Steven N. Lipkin , Derek Paget and Jane Roscoe , ‘Docudrama and Mock-Documentary: Defining Terms, Proposing Canons
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