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The Brave (1997)

A down-on-his-luck American Indian recently released from jail is offered the chance to "star" as the victim of a snuff film, the resulting pay of which could greatly help his poverty stricken family.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Raphael
... McCarthy
... Larry
... Rita
... Lou Sr.
... Father Stratton
... Lou Jr.
... Luis
... Frankie
Nicole Mancera ... Marta
... Papa
... Alessandro
... Maria
... Heyman
Chuck E. Weiss ... Whizzy
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An unemployed alcoholic Native American Indian lives on a trailer park with his wife and two children. Convinced that he has nothing to offer this world, he agrees to be tortured to death by a gang of rednecks in return for $50,000. Written by Duncan Shine <shine@telecall.co.uk>

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Director and star Johnny Depp was deeply upset at negative reviews by American critics attending an otherwise successful screening at the Cannes Film Festival. As a result, he refused to release the film in the United States. See more »

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Larry: I guess we will see you in the movies, Tonto.
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El Sisquisiri
(Traditional Arranged by Conjuto Cosmaloapan)
Courtesy of Discos Corason, Mexico
By Arrangement with Rounder Records and Ocean Park Music Group
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Beautiful movie. Depp is an excellent director andactor.
29 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

At the first glance one could believe that "The Brave" is an action movie: a desperate man enters in the wrong place and he has to run away in order to keep himself alive. For those who love the adventures and action movies this one could be the prefect beginning for another one. Instead, the film moves into the philosophical reflection of meaning of life and death. The story is about love and struggling against fatality.

Depp gives us a beautiful movie that shows an excellent director: the photography is wonderful, the first sequence is hallucinant; the only regret is that it remembers Jarmush's "Dead Man".


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