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C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)

 -  Comedy | Drama | War  -  24 June 2005 (Spain)
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Through the eyes of a british "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Greg Kirsch ...
Confederate Family Dad
Renee Patrick ...
Confederate Family Mom
Molly Graham ...
Confederate Family Child
William Willmott ...
Confederate Family Slave / Frederick Douglas (voice) (as Will Willmott)
Rupert Pate ...
Evamarii Johnson ...
Greg Hurd ...
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Don Carlton ...
Kevin McKinney ...
Blackface Abraham Lincoln
Will Averill ...
Blackface Harriet Tubman
Arlo Kasper ...
Old Abraham Lincoln
Joe Bugni ...
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Jennifer Coville ...
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Storyline

Set in an contemporary alternative world where the Confederate States of America managed to win the American Civil War, a British film documentary examines the history of this nation. Beginning with its conquest of the northern states, the film covers the history of this state where racial enslavement became triumphant and the nation carried sinister designs of conquest. Interspersed throughout are various TV commercials of products of a virulent racist nature as well as public service announcements promoting this tyranny. Only at the end do you learn that there is less wholly imagined material in the film than you might suspect. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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What if the South had won the War? See more »

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Comedy | Drama | War

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24 June 2005 (Spain)  »

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C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,644 (USA) (14 October 2005)

Gross:

$671,122 (USA) (30 June 2006)
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Trivia

The footage of the "JBU terrorist attack" was actually news reel footage from when a B-25 bomber accidentally crashed into the Empire State Building. See more »

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Since this film deals with an alternate history which diverged from our timeline in 1863, all so-called anachronisms and factual errors dealing with events from that point on should be regarded as plot holes at best, and redundant at least. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[commercial for Confederate Family Insurance]
Confederate Family Insurance Speaker: A man fills many roles in his lifetime: provider, protector, master of the house. As a father you have a vital role in your family's life. They depend on you to be there. We help to make sure you can fulfill that promise, because
[pause]
Confederate Family Insurance Speaker: no matter what they call you
[pause]
Confederate Family Insurance Speaker: at the end of the day
[pause]
Confederate Family Insurance Speaker: you know you're just
[pause]
[...]
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Fauntroy Is The Man
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User Reviews

 
CSA is a documentary on America since the Confederate army won the Civil War.
15 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved it. I thought it was very clever and insightful. It was very funny, but at times it felt as though it was really wrong to be laughing. This was awkward, but I think the movie was intentionally made to create that feeling. It got the point across well.

Entirely politically incorrect, it created the realization in me like nothing I've seen before that political incorrectness is okay and even important.

I've given it a nine instead of a ten because it left me a little uneasy with the "awkward" feeling I mentioned before. I felt a little unsure of whether it would be "OK" to like it because of the sensitive racial issues it discussed with such levity. For this reason I understand why people might dislike it. However, it was definitely worth it. Very artfully assembled, it looked at the hypothetical CSA of the 21st century in a way that had never occurred to me, and made me proud to be a citizen of the UNITED States of America,


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Wouldn't there have been two separate countries? Yorke71
So ignorant, how can this be anything but offensive? Vaca_Muerta
Let me educate you on the Civil War. No charge. wookie7376
Slavery was not an issue for the Civil War dduncan348
Disgusting willzilla
Sometimes, I wish the South HAD won! kdmagnusson

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