sreda, 28. junij 2017

Shepherds and Butchers (2016)

Slo naslov: -
Država: Južna Afrika, Nemčija, ZDA
Jezik: angleščina
Leto: 2016
Dolžina: 106' ,  Imdb
Žanri: drama
Slo recenzija: -
Režija: Oliver Schmitz
Scenarij: Brian Cox,  Chris Marnewick (knjiga) 
Igrajo: Steve Coogan, Garion Dowds, Andrea Riseborough, Eduan van Jaarsveldt, Robert Hobbs, Marcel van Heerden, Nicola Hanekom, Sarah Potter


Steve Coogan and Garion Dowds put on two great performances in this searing courtroom drama based on true events from a 1987 case in South Africa. Dowds plays Leon, a teenage prison guard who is thrust into a major role in the hanging of up to seven inmates a day in South Africa’s apartheid-corrupt prison. After a road rage incident, in which he guns down a van full of strangers, he finds himself on trial facing the death penalty. Anti-death penalty lawyer John Weber (Coogan) takes on his defense in an attempt to discredit a system that abuses power and corrupts the minds of the young and powerless like Leon. SHEPHERDS AND BUTCHERS doesn’t flinch from the reality of the situation. The film never tries to make Leon an innocent bystander. Instead the story paints him as someone who did horrible things, showing the effects those actions had on him. While set 30 years ago in a different country, one can’t help but see the ripples of this intense scene play out in many cases here at home today. This film dares to bring up the emotional stress brought on by capital punishment for everyone involved. -CIFF


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