Francis Ford Coppola says Johnson’s love for his movie ‘The Godfather’ puts him in the company of Gaddafi and Hussein

epa07679905 US film director Francis Ford Coppola attends the meeting "Il Cinema ritrovato" in Bologna, Italy, 28 June 2019. EPA-EFE/Giorgio Benvenuti

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In July Boris Johnson told the Daily Mail his favourite movie scene was “the multiple retribution killings at the end of The Godfather”.

Now the film’s director, Francis Ford Coppola, has taken his revenge on the prime minister, ruthlessly denouncing his “foolish” rush towards a potentially catastrophic no-deal Brexit.

Coppola pointed out that Johnson’s love of his 1972 mafia film put him in the company of some of “modern history’s most brutal figures”, including Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi.

“I feel badly that scenes in a gangster film might inspire any activity in the real world or [provide] encouragement to someone I see is about to bring the beloved United Kingdom to ruin,” he said.

Via The Guardian / South China Morning Post

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