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The Last Sin Eater (2007)

 -  Drama  -  9 February 2007 (USA)
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In seeking her own redemption from the man of whom she is most afraid, ten-year-old Cadi Forbes discovers a secret sin haunting her community of Welsh immigrants in 1850s Appalachia.

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Cast

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Miz Elda
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Man of God
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Cadi Forbes
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Fagan Kai
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Angor Forbes
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Brogan Kai
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The Sin Eater
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Fia Forbes
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Lilybet
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Iona Kai
Gabrielle Fitzpatrick ...
Bletsung McLeod
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Gervase O'Dara
Anne Cullimore Decker ...
Granny Forbes
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Laochailand Kai
Molly Jepson ...
Elen Forbes
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Appalachia, 1850. A generation ago a group of Welshmen came across the ocean to build a new existence and with them they brought their own traditions and rituals. One of them is the sin eater, a mysterious person, forced to live in the woods and mountains, only to come out when somebody dies. He then pawns his own soul to take away the sins of the deceased. 10 year old Cadi Forbes meets the sin eater for the first time at the funeral of her grandmother and is immediately intrigued. Cadi is torn by guilt over the death of her little sister Elen and wants the sin eater to redeem her. With the help of Fagen, son of the ruthless village leader Brogen, and the imaginary Lilybet, she starts a search to find him, but by doing so Cadi slowly, but surely unravels dark and terrible secrets. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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A little girl's quest for redemption uncovers a dark secret... and the truth shall set her free.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, and some intense sequences of violence | See all certifications »

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9 February 2007 (USA)  »

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Das Geheimnis der kleinen Farm  »

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Budget:

$2,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$246,483 (USA) (9 February 2007)

Gross:

$379,643 (USA) (16 February 2007)
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Contrary to what is shown with the immigrant Welsh as superstitious pagans, the Welsh of the early 1800s had a strong Christian background, with the Church of England and an early Methodist movement being the most common denominations. Christianity, the bible, and Jesus would have been well known to anyone from Wales. See more »

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The Last Sin Eater
Composed by Mark McKenzie
Released by WORD Records
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Universal, iconic themes: a jewel of a film
19 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a work of art with universal appeal. The fact that the "Christian right" is claiming it as their own, should not turn off everyone else. Whether your world view is shaped by Jungian archetypes, Western philosophy, Eastern karma, or the books of Judaism, you will find deep meaning in this tiny-budget film.

The landscape is overwhelming, the characters captivating and the last few minutes of the film will require at least two hankies. Liana Liberato turns in a stunning performance as Cadi, the guilt burdened child around whom the story revolves; and Peter Wingfield brings incredible warmth and passion to a character whose face is obscured for most of the film. This work will endure as an art classic.


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