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The Brave (1997)

 -  Drama  -  30 July 1997 (France)
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A down-on-his-luck American Indian recently released from jail is offered the chance to "star" as the victim of a snuff film, the resulting pay of which could greatly help his poverty ... See full summary »

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A down-on-his-luck American Indian recently released from jail is offered the chance to "star" as the victim of a snuff film, the resulting pay of which could greatly help his poverty stricken family. Written by Sam Hayes <gshayes@mail.gwi.net>

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Johnny Depp was deeply upset at the negative reviews received from the American critics attending an otherwise successful screening at the Cannes Film Festival. As a result he has refused to show the film in the United States. See more »

Quotes

Father Stratton: You sold your soul!
Raphael: No, father, I sold my body. Like a whore.
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References The Lone Ranger (1949) See more »

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El Alhualulco
(Traditional Arranged by Trio de Mandinga)
Performed by Trio de Mandinga
Courtesy of Discos Corason, Mexico
By Arrangement with Rounder Records and Ocean Park Music Group
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What a treat!
7 October 2002 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

The plot itself is so bizarre that it might well be real. Rafael´s love for his family is greater than his fear of dying.There is hardly a more difficult decision to make.Despite his clearly showing conflict,he seems to have decided to do it from the start. Despite the doubts he is facing from his wife due to his previous imprisonment, he follows it through and takes care of everything before he follows the trail to his doom. A true brave in a true drama with a very sensitive ending.


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