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Parallel Sons (1995)

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Seth is a youth with artistic leanings, a fascination with Black pop culture, and a dead-end life in an Adirondack village. He's alternatively sensitive and brutal with Kristen, who wants a... See full summary »

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Seth is a youth with artistic leanings, a fascination with Black pop culture, and a dead-end life in an Adirondack village. He's alternatively sensitive and brutal with Kristen, who wants a sexual relationship that he explosively rejects. Late one night, as he's closing the cafe where he works, a young Black man attempts to rob him at gun point but faints from illness. Seth takes the man, Knowledge, an escapee from a nearby prison, to a family cabin where he nurses him and they begin a tentative friendship. When the sheriff learns of Seth's harboring a fugitive, a confrontation looms. Relationships between fathers and their children dominate the subplots. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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White boy from all-white village falls in love with black outlaw
20 July 2005 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

A very impressing and moving picture with a very beautiful and very original story, and the very sincere way it is told. Apart from the end the movie could be compared to the quite successful British movie "Beautifull Thing" with a similar, but even less probable love story, and a more harsh, less glossy way of telling the story. I think the movie could have been much more successful -and I would have equally, or more liked it- if it hadn't such a sad ending: Without the ending it could actually be a 'feel good' movie, and maybe it would have gotten more of the success it deserves (to my opinion). But then-again this ending is probably more realistic...(sniff)


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