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The Keeping Room (2014)

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Left without men in the dying days of the American Civil War, three women must fight to defend their home and themselves from two rogue soldiers who have broken off from the fast-approaching Union Army.

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Augusta
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Mad
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Moses
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Henry
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Caleb
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Moll
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Bill
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Alma (as Anna Maria Nabirye)
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Prudence
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Carriage Driver (as Jarman Charles Augustus)
Zefir ...
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Delia Riciu ...
Mary
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Left without men in the dying days of the American Civil War, three Southern women - two sisters and one African-American slave - must fight to defend their home and themselves from two rogue soldiers who have broken off from the fast-approaching Union Army. Written by Anonymous

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Some things are worth fighting for

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Drama | Western

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Rated R for strong violence including a sexual assault | See all certifications »

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25 September 2015 (USA)  »

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En defensa propia  »

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$4,328 (USA) (25 September 2015)

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$27,166 (USA) (27 November 2015)
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Olivia Wilde was originally cast in the lead role but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Brit Marling replaced her. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Louise: Heard you shoot. What was it?
Augusta: Somethin' small n' fast.
Louise: Rabbit?
Augusta: Maybe. I don't know if it was even really there. Once that gun goes off, everythin' livin' is gone.
Louise: Why's it so hard when the only thing there is you and the rabbit?
Mad: [serving up stew] The wood is big and the rabbit's small.
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The Girl & The Night
Written and Performed by Emily Barker
Produced by Martin Phipps
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2 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

I liked this movie and i am surprised that some feel differently towards it. It was very cool to see the war coming from a woman's perspective. It also showed the horrors that women faced trying to defend their homes.

It showed how at the end of the civil war how violent and it also showed that women were not respected at this point in history. We noticed that it showed not only the woman's perspective but also the man's.

Many could say they viewed the movie as controversial but i viewed it as showing how strong women were in this time period and to show the destruction the civil war caused.

I personally recommend this movie for learning purposes as well to get an insight on the different perspectives of the civil war.


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