The Special Relationship
Duration: 93 min
Actors: Michael Sheen, Demetri Goritsas, Adam Godley, Marc Rioufol, Mark Bazeley, Helen McCrory, Nancy Crane, Dennis Quaid, John Schwab, Hope Davis, Kerry Shale, Lara Pulver, Eric Meyers, Rufus Wright, Matthew Marsh
In 1992 Labour leader Tony Blair goes to America and is impressed by the policies of President Clinton,which he uses to reshape his party. Two years later he is invited back for an audience with Clinton,who,rightly, predicts that he will be Britain's next Prime Minister.Thus begins the 'special relationship' between the two, though Clinton is clearly the senior partner with Blair seeking his advice on Northern Ireland. The situation in Kosovo however reverses the roles as Blair forces American intervention by a reluctant president and is seen in the American media as the hero of the hour. As Clinton accuses his ally of stabbing him in the back the special relationship starts to sour and,with Clinton ultimately out of the White House,Blair takes his first photo call with the next incumbent,Bush.