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Bidisha reviews Valkyrie, which stars Tom Cruise as Colonel Count Claus von Stauffenberg, who led a real-life plot to assassinate Hitler. The film has caused controversy in Germany, where Cruise's belief in Scientology was considered inappropriate for his portrayal of von Stauffenberg. Anne McElvoy gives the Night Waves verdict.

Bidisha talks to the controversial French novelist and filmmaker Virginie Despentes about her new book King Kong Theory in which she explodes the idea of feminine perfection and maps out an exhilarating path for female rebellion.

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45 minutes

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Thu 22 Jan 2009 21:15

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