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February 8th - February 14th
He was the most powerful man in the world hiding behind a usually “symbolic” role. Christian Bale stars as Dick Cheney, the Vice President in George W. Bush’s presidency. Written and directed by Oscar-nominated Adam McKay, Vice also stars Amy Adams, Sam Rockwell, Steve Carell, and Jesse Plemons.
He was once the White House Chief of Staff and the United States Secretary of Defence. So, when Presidential Candidate George W. Bush (Sam Rockwell) approached Dick Cheney (Christian Bale) about the Vice Presidency, he wasn’t just going to go along for a passive ride.
Dubbed the most powerful Vice President in US history, Dick Cheney changed the course of history from the back seat. Given previously unheard-of powers by his President over two terms, Dick Cheney had a major influence over the War On Terror, “enhanced interrogation techniques” and national security, to name just a few of his most controversial political choices.
Vice explores the life and times of Dick Cheney, from his years as a younger man working his way through the ranks of the White House, to his critical role as Vice President, and the ripples his position continues to make on society today.
Christian Bale (Hostiles) is unrecognisable as Dick Cheney, as he reunites with writer and director Adam McKay following their work together on Oscar-nominated The Big Short. Steve Carell (Foxcatcher) co-stars as Donald Rumsfeld, alongside Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) as George W. Bush, and Amy Adams (Nocturnal Animals) as Cheney’s wife, Lynne.
Running time: 2hrs 12mins