Dangerous Edge is a remarkable portrait of a great writer. It explores how Graham Greene's life both inspired great writing and drove him to attempt suicide. He was a British spy, a doubting Catholic, and a manic-depressive who wrote critically acclaimed best selling novels, including The Quiet American, Brighton Rock, The End of the Affair and The Third Man. This documentary weaves Greene's novels and movies into the story of his life: the struggle between good and evil... love and betrayal; it reveals an extraordinary man who traveled the globe to escape the boredom of ordinary existence and became a writer addicted to danger. This film is an unforgettable journey in search of Graham Greene's most illusive character: himself. (Source: PBS)
Derek Jacobi narrates this profile of influential novelist Graham Greene (1904-91), whose works include "The Third Man" and "The Quiet American." In addition to writing fiction, he reported on Kenya's Mau Mau Rebellion and the French Indochina War; authored travel books, plays, screenplays and essays; worked for MI6 (the British spy agency); and suffered from bipolar disorder. The documentary includes remarks from his daughter Caroline Bourget; and novelists John Le Carré and John Mortimer.
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