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The Sunset Limited (2011)

TV-MA | | Drama | TV Movie 12 February 2011
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Two men in an apartment with their opposing beliefs.



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Two men in an apartment with their opposing beliefs in this play by Cormac McCarthey. The black guy, a former convict who believes in God, just saved the white agnostic professor from jumping in front of the express train. He won't let the depressed man leave, without following him, and feel he's in this situation for a reason, decided by God. An intense chamber play about belief or unbelief, and a conversation about what's true and important in life, or not. Written by OJT

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12 February 2011 (USA)  »

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A Sunset Limited  »

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Black (Samuel L. Jackson) sits down in the middle of the couch and puts his arms across the back. In the next shot, he's a little more to one side with one arm resting on the side of the couch. In a shot after that, he's back sitting in the middle of the couch. 1:13-1:14 See more »


[first lines]
Black: So what am I supposed to do with you, Professor?
White: Why are you supposed to do anything?
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Ain't Gonna Rain No More
Arranged by Alan Lomax
Field Recording of 8 Kirby Industrial School Girls by Alan Lomax and Ruby Terrill Lomax
Courtesy of Rounder Records & The Alan Lomax Archive
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Touched like never before
17 February 2011 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I'm 24, live in Sweden and I consider myself rather cultural. I have a big interest in movies, music, photography and such. In that context I have seen a lot of movies.

This is the first movie that have ever made me cry.

My fantasy was running wild during the hole 1½ hour, and I wish it would have never ended. I had thoughts and ideas about the outside world, the characters and I lived in the movie like never before. I wanted so many things to happen so badly like it was happening to me. The dialog blew me away and I have never seen acting that good.

Best movie I have ever seen.

p.s. I am an atheist. and still am.

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