Demme Questions Politics in 'Manchurian Candidate'

Denzel Washington in a scene from 'The Manchurian Candidate.'

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Denzel Washington in 'The 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.

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