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A film noir centering around a hard-boiled, stylish kingpin drug dealer, called King David, who returns to his hometown seeking redemption--but ends up only finding violent death. King David's final moments are spent with Paul, an aspiring journalist who knew him for just a few minutes; yet King David would forever more have an impact on Paul's life. Half preacher, half Satan, and all street smarts, King David had recorded the story of his exploits on audiotape, leaving behind an often-poetic sermon on villainy and its consequences. The tapes reveal that the cycle of violence and retribution, which his actions have spawned, has come back to him, full circle, as he suspected they might all along. Written by
Sujit R. Varma
I watched this movie as I read one or two viewers opinions of it. Both must have been white men or women who have lived a protected life. A life that has never been touched by the harsh realities that life as a black person in a large city in the USA faces.
I agree that there is no clear hero or villain in this movie. What upsets me about the reviews I read was the lack of compassion the reviewers of this movie had about it.
The reviews of this movie that I read clearly have not experienced the terrible reality that this movie portrays.
I believe that the persons that dished this movie have never been tested by environment of poverty.
I have. I'm white. I can tell you that to spend your youth in settings of LA will test the mettle of anyone.
It seems obvious to me that viewers commentaries that I read have not.
I didn't like the movie but I thought it was honest.
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