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Competition: win tickets to political satire In the Loop

The Local · 26 Oct 2009, 09:10

Published: 19 Oct 2009 18:38 GMT+02:00
Updated: 26 Oct 2009 09:10 GMT+01:00

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Ten lucky readers of The Local can now win tickets to watch the critically acclaimed Armando Iannucci satire In the Loop.

Starring Peter Capaldi, James Gandolfini and Tom Hollander, In the Loop is set in the political backrooms of Washington and London, as the President and Prime Minister try to drum up support for a war in the Middle East.

When a hapless British cabinet minister, Simon Foster, comments in an interview that war is "unforseeable", he is given a dressing down by the prime minister's agressive, foul-mouthed attack dog, Malcolm Tucker. But Foster comes to be seen as a useful ally by various anti-war officials in Washington. Flattered by the attention, he becomes a pawn in a political game that is way above his head.

In the Loop has won plaudits from critics on both sides of the Atlantic. It is a spin-off from The Thick of It, one of Britain's most biting political satires, which points its guns at the pettiness, vanity and brutality of politicians. West Wing-style glamour and high-mindedness is replaced by a sardonic, very British view of politics.

To win tickets to the film, just answer the following question:

The character Malcolm Tucker has been said to resemble which high-profile advisor to former British Prime Minister Tony Blair?.

Please email your answers to news@thelocal.se by Friday, October 23rd.

Don't forget to include an address where the tickets should be sent if you win. And please indicate the city in which you would like to see the movie. In The Loop opens on October 30th in cinemas in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö, Lund and Uppsala.

The winners will be selected on Monday, October 26th.

Trailer for 'In the Loop':

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This competition is now closed. Thank you to all who entered. The winners will be drawn today (Monday, Oct 26th) and the winners notified via email.

In cooperation with Filmtrailer.se

The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

18:42 October 23, 2009 by DaTraveler
Terrific film. Deserves an Oscar nod later this year
20:09 October 23, 2009 by wenddiver
No thanks, I had enough leftist brain washing in college.
09:00 October 26, 2009 by Leprehcaun
"I had enough leftist brain washing in college. "

HAHAHAHAHAHAHaa... you're insane..
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