Friday, September 05, 2008

god on trial

I watched “God on Trial” on BBC iPlayer tonight. It was quite brilliant – a wonderful, challenging, thought-provoking, moving piece of drama (written by Frank Cottrell Boyce) set in a dismal blockhouse in Auschwitz. A group of men wait to discover if they’ve been selected for the gas chambers and struggle to make sense of their existence – essentially asking themselves the question: what is the nature of a God that can allow so much suffering? Amongst an impressive cast, Eddie Marsan (who played the repressed driving instructor in “Happy Go Lucky”) is particularly outstanding.
If you missed the programme, I strongly recommend that you try to see it – it’s on BBC iPlayer until next Wednesday (I think).

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