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After a long time in the army, an Afro-American soldier returns to his hometown, where, years ago, his brother was executed for the rape and murder of two white girls. The commando believes his brother to have been innocent and seeks a proof for that, but there are some people in the town who will stop at nothing to hide the secrets of their past... Written by Jaromir Król <jaromirk@kr.onet.pl>

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Partially based on the true story of the 1944 execution in the electric chair of George Junius Stinney, Jr., a 14-year-old African-American boy convicted of the rape and murder of two young white girls in South Carolina. He is, as of 2012, the youngest person ever executed in the US. See more »

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In the flashback scene, when Sheriff Hiram Stoker is trying to get Linus to sign the confession, he asks Linus at one point if he knew where the stick used to kill the Ellerby girls was. If the murder weapon had not been recovered at this point, Sheriff Stoker would have had no way of knowing a stick of wood was the murder weapon. Only the killer could have known this. The kind of head injuries the Ellerby girls likely sustained could have been caused by any blunt object. See more »

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A shocking real-life nightmare that keeps playing in my head
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1944 - A 14-year old black boy, named Linus Bragg, is executed on the electric chair in Carolina, USA. He's accused of murder and rape on two 10-year old white girls. Thirty odd years later his younger brother returns to unravel the truth. It turns out to be a combination of racism, prejudice and money. Linus had been falsely accused, he was innocent. The movie shows some horrifying scenes. It really gets to you. The movie is based on a book by David Stout, and the book is reality-based. If you have the opportunity to see this movie, then go see it.


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