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Serge Sur

summarized in the last verse of Corneille’s Le Cid : ‘Rely on time, your valour, and your king’ (translated by A.S. Kline, 2007). Time stands for reason, valour for passion and the king for the law. When passion prevails, disorder and suffering will take the first seat and the story will be a tragedy. When reason does, the story becomes comedy and when the law prevails, the story is both comic and tragic with a happy ending. Imagination and dramaturgy in law For their part, imagination and dramaturgy in law rely on standards, explicit or implicit rules, on the law

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Gender trouble in Siddiq Barmak’s Osama
Gabrielle Simm

’s discussion of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict covers a range of genres, including the checkpoint movie, thrillers, romance and comedies. By focusing on a wider range of genres than just war films or documentary films, international legal scholars can addresses film primarily as a form of entertainment that is seen by far larger audiences, whether in the cinema or on television, than those who frequent the lecture theatres where international law is taught and increasingly video-recorded as part of online teaching or university engagement with the general public. In

in Cinematic perspectives on international law
A cinematic saga
François Dubuisson

. And we will govern ourselves. Hind Husseini: I didn’t think I would see this in my lifetime. The film ends, however, with the following words, highlighting the failure of a negotiated solution: ‘The Oslo agreement set a plan for two independent states. It was signed in 1993. It has not been honoured yet.’ This kind of pessimistic portrayal of any chance of negotiated peace leads some productions to approach this issue from a burlesque angle, through comedy or even a practical joke. The peace process as a practical joke: ‘Do you, the Palestinians, agree to

in Cinematic perspectives on international law
Olivier Corten

Nations Charter in international relations? First, one can simply recall the tendency of the political authorities to utilize films to justify military interventions, sometimes in defiance of existing international law. This explanation, which refers to the possible association between cinema and political propaganda, is as such explored in Wag the Dog . 81 In this clairvoyant comedy, the US president sees the prospect of a second term compromised because of a sex scandal that is revealed in the news. 82 A team of communications advisers decides to divert media

in Cinematic perspectives on international law