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Shadrach

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Aka: Шадрак (Russia)
Director: Susanna Styron
Year: 1998
Country: USA
Runtime: 89 minutes
Genre: Drama


My Rating:
IMDb
User Rating: 6.8/10
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Arithmetic mean = 6.8
Votes: 21

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Review:

In 1935, 99-year-old former slave Shadrach asks to be buried on the soil where he was born to slavery, and that land is owned by the large Dabney family, consisting of Vernon, Trixie and their seven children, and to bury a black man on that land is a violation of strict Virginia law. - IMDb



Keywords: Show

Children's Cast:

Daniel Treat Little Mole
Scott Terra [11] Paul
Monica Hewes Edmonia




User Commentaries:

Posted: 28 Sep 2013, 11:53
Shadrach is one of those films that make you want to see it over and over again. It is a great story and the overall theme is simple yet very enjoyable. The scene towards the end, where the old man is recalling his past, is truly wonderful, where he as a boy is thoroughly enjoying the friendship and shared adventures with his friends, and the swimming and jumping into the water part really stirs the emotions. It would be good to learn of other members viewpoints on this film.


beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Posted: 13 Jan 2013, 19:53

In terms of the shameful history of slavery and racial prejudice in America, this film does much to illustrate the ability of casting scorn on that problem, and in fact provides us with an almost light-hearted approach to it. It is a very simple yet heart-warming story, wonderfully acted, and also gives us an interesting contrast between poverty and comfort. The two boys; Paul and Little Mole, epitomise the wealth of friendship, where differences in upbringing are cast aside as would be a pair of dirty socks, even to the point of Paul ignoring his best friend Little Mole’s apparent body odour. Amidst the peripherals of moonshine, incest and trying to eke a living, the arrival of a man desperate to be buried on the land of his boyhood adds a wonderful interlude, and the end of the film well and truly justifies the means, cocking a snoop at the mindless laws of that period, and more importantly, fulfilling a promise to a dying man. The nudity is only worth mentioning because it fits in perfectly with the other aspects of the film, and if you have never been skinny dipping, then you haven’t lived.


Peter Pan is alive and well, but which Peter Pan, I hear you ask?

Posted: 6 Nov 2009, 03:20
An admittedly slow, but absorbing drama. Scott Terra gives a great performance, but Daniel Treat steals the show with his delightful portrayal of Little Mole. An under-rated movie gem.


"Paul, watch!" Daniel Treat as Little Mole in the Movie SHADRACH



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