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A Winter Tale (2007)

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Shots ring out one winter night, and a bullet meant for a local dealer kills a child. In the aftermath of shock, Gene, a 40 something social worker starts a Black men's support group, at the local Caribbean Takeaway Restaurant.

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Gene Wright
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Miss G
Michael Miller ...
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Dennis Hall ...
Professa
P. Barrington ...
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Lloyd Parker
Sabio Emerencia Collins ...
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Onyekachi Ejim ...
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Ryan Ishmael ...
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Mike G. Yohannes ...
Mickey
Valerie Buhagiar ...
Elaine
Finlandia Casellas ...
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Julie Azzopardi
Shakura S'Aida ...
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In Frances-Anne Solomon's elegiac "A Winter Tale", six Black men, all patrons at Miss G's Caribbean TakeAway Restaurant, form an ill-fated support group in an attempt to salvage their broken spirits and besieged community, following the local shooting death of a young child. A Winter Tale is set against the backdrop of a multicultural community's unrealized hopes and dreams. Bitter and tragic, funny and hopeful, the film tells a uniquely Canadian story that features Toronto as a central character Written by Frances-Anne Solomon

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The bullet that shattered a community.

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CAD 750,000 (estimated)
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10 December 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have to say, I loved this movie (thank you Peter for bringing it with you) The story was very moving (well done Frances Anne) with a few fun moments and tragedy. However, the underlying story is very fresh today, whether in Canada, USA, UK, and all over the world. Its an issue that really needs to be noted, and for people to start realising. We are a multicultural society now, we have to learn to live and respect one another. This movie would be very good shown in schools, to show kids the gritty side of life, not the glamorised side like a Hollywood movie.

I have to say, after watching A Winter Tale, I'm considering a career change. I'm seriously considering re-training and doing something more meaningful with my life, to help kids/youths/supporting adults. I've been thinking about it for a while, and with seeing A Winter Tale, I'm very seriously contemplating this move. Sorry, back to the movie: Would I watch the movie again? Yes Would I buy the movie? Yes! Well done everyone on the movie!!


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