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Autumn Blood (2013)

High in the mountains, two orphaned children keep their mother's death secret. They survive until the villagers destroy their innocence when they brutally assault the girl. Now, the siblings must protect each other to survive.

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High in the Mountains on a secluded farm a widowed mother dies leaving her two children alone and orphaned. Fearing being taken away and split up they keep their mother's death a secret and survive off the land with no one to rely on but each other. The sixteen year old sister is one with nature, innocent, and unaware of the evils that exist in mankind. Her ten year old brother is traumatized and mute from witnessing a disturbing incident years earlier (the death of his father) involving the town's Mayor. As the girl transitions into womanhood a harsh brutality destroys her innocence when savage hunters led by the Mayor's son attack and rape her. A social worker from a distant city arrives to investigate but ultimately it is the siblings who must come of age to protect each other and survive. Written by Anonymous

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These Mountains Have Secrets. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence including rape, and nudity | See all certifications »

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The Clerk: The girl came to collect the family's payment a few times now. Normally the mother does that. And the last time she came, she looked bad. I mean, really bad actually. The payments are only for the kids and the mother. Where is the father?
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Very unusual suspenseful drama that takes you on an inner journey
1 November 2013 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Autumn Blood is one of the most intriguing films I have seen this year. My wife and I attended the Hollywood Film Festival to see another film at first. After reading about the film at the info desk we decided to see Autumn Blood instead. This film has stayed with us for days. It is amazingly beautiful to watch and deeply engaging. The choice of narrating the story through the action of the characters and nature rather than through dialog was incredible brave. There was complete silence in the theater during the entire film. There was a surprise Q&A with the director and cast. Every single person seemed to be deeply touched by this compelling story. We will definitely follow this director's upcoming works.


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