A Song for Europe (1985)

Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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This informative and disturbing docudrama is about the legal persecution of a whistle-blower, a VIP in a drug consortium with corporate offices in Basle, Switzerland. This executive went to the European Common Market (now the EU) with evidence of his company's malpractice. As a result, he was put in prison for industrial espionage for three months, his wife committed suicide during that time, and he was not allowed to go to her funeral. When he got out of prison on bail only because he managed to get to an outside lawyer, he discovered his small farm holdings in Italy were confiscated (Italy is a member of the Basle drug consortium). At the time of the filming of this documentary, the executive's legal fate was as yet undecided, but the film's implications that a drug company can be powerful enough to silence its accusers is a chilling indictment.