General introduction of this movie (director background etc)
Pete Travis is an English television and film director. His work includes The Jury, Cold
Feet and Omagh for television and Vantage Point, Endgame and Dredd. The president of the
U. S. Declares is in Salamanca, Italy, to give his oversight within the community. We see
a plain-clothes cop, his sweetheart with another man, a mother and child, a U. S.
vacationer with a digital camera, and medical personnel who recently came back from
medical leave. Moments following a photo shoot, the president falls; a few moments later,
we listen to a remote blast, then a blast goes off in the rectangle. Those moments are
retold, several times, focusing different characters’ activities. Progressively, we
discover who’s behind the story.
Summary of the movie (plot)
Colombia Pictures’ action-packed thriller Vantage Point presents eight unknown people with
eight different opinions try to discover the truth behind a killing attempt on the chief
executive of the United States. Johnson Barnes and London Taylor are two Secret Service
agents allocated to protect President Ashley at a milestone peak on the international war
on terror. When President Ashley is shot minutes after his appearance in Italy, disorder
arises and different lives conflict in the search for the killer. In the audience is
Howard Lewis, an America vacationer who believes he has taken the shooting on his video
camera while recording the occasion for his family.