I’ve often thought that the 20th century was dominated by the battle between western liberal democracy and the twin horrors of the 20th century: national socialism and international socialism. MR JONES tells the story of a Welsh man visiting the Soviet Union in the 1930s, where he unveils the true horror of the Communist genocide in the Ukraine.
The movie is quite literally sickening to watch – not just the scenes of barren starvation and death, but also the scenes showing the moral barrenness of Westerners who conspired with Stalin to hide his crimes. The New York Times’ is put to shame by the Manchester Guardian in this rotten true story:
Mr. Jones is not a fun movie for escaping. If the history interests you, it is a harrowing true story, a period piece with exquisite detail and strong performances. There’s no point in the film where you doubt you’re in Russia or England of 85 years ago. Director Agnieszska Holland transports you there for the sake of illuminating the truth. There’s always going to be injustice and hopefully there will always be people brave enough to tell the story.‘Mr. Jones’ Movie Review: This Is No Counting Crows Song
Our modern society tells many tales of the Holocaust, and too few tales of the Holodomor. This is one such tale: It is hard to watch, and I found it to be a deeply unpleasant experience. The truth is shocking, the story is harrowing, and the movie is powerful. The evil men from Moscow thought they could come and overrule the natural laws of life and reality.
Scene after scene plunges to new depths of shocking, truthful, horror. You should watch it, and never forget the evil of communism and the complicity of their useful idiots in the West who conspired to keep their crimes a secret.
May God have mercy on all their souls, for MR JONES is a movie that showcases the consequences of deep and true evils. It is worth paying £1.99 to watch it on Amazon to feel the revulsion at both Stalin and the New York Times. One committed a crime against humanity, and one commited a crime of lacking humanity.