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Things Behind the Sun (2001)

R  |   |  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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Young Owen
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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
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Magazine Intern / L.A. Club Band: Cowboys and Indians (as Jessie Gelaznick)
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Sam
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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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Rated R for strong sexual violence, sexuality, language and substance abuse | See all certifications »

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Detrás del sol  »

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The title is taken from a song by Nick Drake. See more »

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Sherry: [In bed with Colin and Jeremy, just after rape-reenactment scene] Who's next?
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Sister Rose
Performed by Beachwood Sparks
Written by Brent Rademaker / David Scher / Christopher Gunst / Aaron Sperske
Published by BMG Songs, Inc./Dugong Songs/Bucket Songs/Silver Beach Music (ASCAP)/Publisher Unknown
All rights on behalf of Dugong Songs, Bucket Songs, and Silver Beach Music Administered for the World by BMG Songs,
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Courtesy of Sub Pop Records
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Wow
27 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

This film knocked me for a loop. The acting is uniformly terrific and i believe it was filmed with digital cameras. There are two rape scenes that are to my mind the most realistic depictions i've ever seen. This is not rape as sex but rape as brutal violence. A few minutes in a childs life that stays with them for ever. The performances by Kim Dickens and Gabriel Mann as the adult rape victims are completely different yet both seem so true. I took this as a double rape even though one character was technically the rapist. I saw this movie on tv and at times you almost have to force yourself not to change channels. Watching the young Sherry walking away from the house after being raped, dragging her skate board, seems so real you feel like you are peeking through the curtains at someones real life pain. This is a very honest, painful movie and perhaps the best thing is the ending. No shinning light of salvation but a few glimmering shreds of hope for both the central characters. This one will stay with me for a long time.


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