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Demme Questions Politics in 'Manchurian Candidate'

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NPR's Michele Norris talks with director Jonathan Demme, whose remake of The Manchurian Candidate opens Friday. Demme says the film is partly a surreal thriller, and partly an effort to make viewers question the modern political process.