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In a small Amish community, three barns are burnt down almost simultaneously. FBI agent Sally Russwell is sent in to investigate this possible hate crime. What she finds however is a community that little trust for outsiders or "The English" as they call them. However, in her investigations, Agent Russell makes friends with one entrepreneurial widow, Annie Beiler who has her own curiosity about this stranger. Together, Annie introduces Russell in-depth to this close knit community bearing many appealing attributes. However, as Sally's investigations continue, she discovers secrets that reveal uncomfortable truths about the religious community that are linked to the arson attacks. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Heaping blame on yourself is the easy way to deal with a problem. It weighs you down, stops you in your path, is an excuse to do nothing... It will take more strength to accept your burden and walk on with it. Soon you find yourself in a different place -- stronger, wiser. And there your burden falls.
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I considered the first two-thirds of the film fairly interesting, as I didn't know much about Amish customs. However, the resolution of who did the barn burnings (which I won't reveal here) struck me as very false, contrived, and unbelievable.
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