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Shy People (1987)

 -  Drama  -  May 1988 (USA)
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New York journalist visits her distant cousin for the first time to write an article about her hard life in the bayous of Louisiana. Journalist's wild drug addicted daughter just adds to tensions between two families' cultures.

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New York journalist visits her distant cousin for the first time to write an article about her hard life in the bayous of Louisiana. Journalist's wild drug addicted daughter just adds to tensions between two families' cultures.

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Aru Hitobito  »

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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 1988 (1988) See more »

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Body and Soul
Written by Johnny Green, Edward Heyman and Robert Sour and Frank Eyton (uncredited)
Performed by Ruth Etting
Produced by Kevin Daly
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Superb drama and astute analogy of the Soviet Union
21 April 2001 | by (Amsterdam, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Beautiful photography of the Louisiana bayou and excellent performances by Barbara Hershey and the rest of the cast make for a gripping drama. Criticised by some for being melodramatic, this film is more than a comparison of the city and country life. It is also surely an analogy by director Konchalovsky for the Soviet Union progressing through harsh but effective tyranny to a more uncertain and questionable "freedom".


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