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Shadrach
(1998)

Country: USA

Genre: Drama

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Synopsis

In 1935, 99-year-old former slave Shadrach (John Franklin Sawyer) asks to be buried on the soil where he was born to slavery, land which is owned by the large Dabney family, The complication being that to bury a black man on that land is a violation of strict Virginia law. Mainly seen through the eyes of young Paul who is staying with the Dabneys while his parents are away. Narrated by Martin Sheen as the adult Paul.

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Cast

  • Scott Terra
    (Paul)
  • Harvey Keitel
  • Andie MacDowell
  • Daniel Treat
    (Little Mole)
  • John Franklin Sawyer
  • Monica Bugajski
  • Deborah Hedwall
  • Darrell Larson

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Scott Terra is one of my favorites. This movie here is a very good one, and he plays a substantial role. The story is fairly simple, but it is the fine cast and the cultural burden of how to deal with an old slave that adds a sincere message to the plot. Harvey Keitel plays - apart from Scott - a significant character. The messages of doing the right thing, of confronting the legacy of our cultural past and of dealing with death and the brittleness of life, mingled with the many calm and quiet sequences of the movie, make it a valuable example of emotional and sophisticated film-making. Scott is in the center, and he comes to experience both the tragedies and the magical moments of life, symbolized by the events of this summer experience.

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