Indonesia massacre, Iran sanctions impact infuse Venice film offerings

August 28, 2014 5:23 PM

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Indonesia massacre, Iran sanctions impact infuse Venice film offerings

VENICE (Reuters) - Films about a 1960s massacre in Indonesia and the harsh conditions in Iran under present-day international sanctions and how they affect ordinary people struck somber notes at the Venice Film Festival on Thursday.

A French caper based on a fictionalized version of a true story about the theft of Charlie Chaplin's coffin shortly after his death in 1977 was shown as one of 20 films in contention for the festival's top prize, to be awarded next week, and provided a macabre, touching and often humorous counterpoi...

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