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The Yellow Handkerchief (2008)

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A road trip through Louisiana transforms three strangers who were originally brought together by their respective feelings of loneliness.

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Storyline

One lazy afternoon in a backwater Louisiana town, Martine takes a leap into an unfamiliar convertible. The driver, Gordy, an awkward young itinerant who eyed her in the diner earlier, isn't displeased to find this pretty sylph in his front seat. Soon they meet Brett, a laconic, humble man just released from prison. Martine isn't keen on going solo with Gordy, and now it's raining cats and dogs, so she invites Brett along, and the unlikely trio sets out, each person unsure of the destination. What ensues is a journey through the lush green byways of rural Louisiana and into the depths of these characters' souls. Written by Marisa_Gabriella

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A love lost in the past. A love struggling for a future. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, some violence, language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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19 November 2009 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$15,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$37,296 (USA) (26 February 2010)

Gross:

$317,040 (USA) (14 May 2010)
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Trivia

To prepare for the role, William Hurt spent a night in Louisiana State Penitentiary - better known as Angola. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, after Brett enters the shop he request a beer. The woman brings him the beverage she pour into the glass and leaves the bottle on the table. A few shots later the bottle disappears. See more »

Quotes

Brett Hanson: I started to feel like I was already dead, but didn't know it.
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Connections

Remake of The Yellow Handkerchief (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Do Lord Remember Me
performed by Mississippi John Hurt
courtesy of Rounder Records
by arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Must watch drama
20 October 2012 | by (Indonesia) – See all my reviews

Great Love story, I like it when you Americans put a bunch of characters on a road trip. Classic!. This film takes you beyond the bitter part of life back into the sweet.

The music just blend in, the camera capture is somewhat 'spiritual'.

Simple movie, brought tears to my spirit's eyes. This one truly touches the heart. One great movie making!. Salute. The cast is perfect in their place.

People may shine only in a moment in their life. And that moment will shine forever in whosoever is touched by it. I almost give up on Hollywood, but this shows, you still can do it right!

Salute ^ ^


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