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Things Behind the Sun (2001)

 -  Drama | Music  -  24 January 2001 (USA)
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A young music journalist's dark memories are awakened when he goes to interview a female rock singer, and both are forced to confront troubling secrets from their pasts.

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Ruben Anders ...
Carlos
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Pete
Mitchell Boshnack ...
Cape Canaveral Police Officer #1
Owen Butler ...
Young Owen
Caitlin Caldwell ...
Girl at House
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Chuck
Bill Cordell ...
AA Secretary
Justin DePrume ...
Young Dan (as Justin De Prume)
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Sherry
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Public Defender
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Young Sherry (as Brittany Finamore)
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Lulu
Jessie Gelaznick ...
Magazine Intern / L.A. Club Band: Cowboys and Indians
Jade Gordon ...
Sam
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Storyline

In Cocoa Beach FL, a woman shows up drunk on the same lawn on the same date three years running. What's going on? She's Sherry McGrale, a singer building a reputation on college campuses, especially for her signature song about having been raped. A rock magazine in L.A. takes notice, and writer Owen Richardson recognizes her: his older brother orchestrated the assault and involved him. Owen heads for Florida, ostensibly to do a piece on her, but in reality to try to put his own demons to rest. Wounds from the event are ruining Sherry and Owen's current relationships. Is there any prospect of healing? A judge, Sherry's manager, and a widow with young kids provide supporting arms. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Raped of her innocence. Robbed of his manhood. In search of a second chance.

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Drama | Music

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Rated R for strong sexual violence, sexuality, language and substance abuse | See all certifications »

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24 January 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Detrás del sol  »

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Anders couldn't get the necessary funding to shoot the film on 35mm so she was forced to shoot on digital video. See more »

Quotes

Sherry: [to Colin and Jeremy at the bar] Okay okay, yeah yeah... you don't have to fight. Cause guess what - it's fun to share. Ha! You know about sharing?
[Kisses Colin. Kisses Jeremy]
Sherry: Let's get outta here.
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Soundtracks

Flooded Starry Night
Performed by Tiffany Anders
Written by Tiffany Anders
Produced by P.J. Harvey
Published by Copyright Control
Courtesy of Up Records
Under license from Sup Pop Records
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Anders most fiercely personal film yet.
6 March 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to see this film at the Sundance film festival, where we gave Allison Anders a 5 minute standing ovation for what she's done with this film. The story is deceptively simple- a rock and roll chick who is pretty messed up for reasons that become clear when she hooks up with a young journalist- but it's the feelings that pierce and soar in this film. But it's not just a woman's story, the young man is also searching for (dare I say it) redemption. Filled with wonderful performances (why isn't Kim Dickens a star yet?) and even better cameos (Don Cheadle, Eric Stolz) this is a film that needs to be seen. One of the first, only, films that deals with sexual abuse and trauma and healing in a way that is both riveting and repulsive. And it has a great sound track! Go and see it!


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