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Antebellum (2020)

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Successful author Veronica Henley finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it's too late.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arabella Landrum ... Little Blonde Girl
Jena Malone ... Elizabeth
Eric Lange ... Him / Senator Denton
Janelle Monáe ... Veronica / Eden
Tongayi Chirisa ... Eli / Professor Tarasai
Achok Majak Achok Majak ... Amara (Ghanian Queen)
Jack Huston ... Captain Jasper
Kiersey Clemons ... Julia
T.C. Matherne ... Purcell
Robert Aramayo ... Daniel
Marque Richardson ... Nick
London Boyce ... Kennedi
Bernard Hocke ... Talking Head
Dayna Schaaf ... Yoga Instructor
Gabourey Sidibe ... Dawn
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Storyline

Successful author Veronica Henley finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it's too late.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content, language, and sexual references | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Janelle Monáe's first lead role in a feature film. See more »

Goofs

Captain Jasper says he is the 9th Infantry. However, his trousers have a yellow stripe on the leg, indicating that he is in the Cavalry. See more »

Quotes

Sarah: The unresolved past can certainly wreak havoc on the present.
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Crazy Credits

Bonus footage shown during end credits. See more »

Connections

References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Lift Every Voice and Sing
Written by James Weldon Johnson (as James Johnson) and J. Rosamond Johnson (as John Johnson)
Performed by Nate 'Rocket' Wonder (as Nate Wonder)
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The Past is Never Dead...
18 September 2020 | by XstalSee all my reviews

As polarising a film as you'll see all year, that Janelle Monáe felt strongly enough to take the lead and that the film needed to be made in the first instance, says so much about the inequalities, prejudice and hatred that continues to exist in societies: but you knew that because you see it in the news and on social media every day and quite probably have become immune to its impact - which is why it continues to perpetuate through generations and is as tough to eradicate as the common cold.

An extremely imaginative and original way to emphasise a message and make a point. If you take delight in critiquing and criticising the more technical shortcomings of the film I'm afraid you've completely missed that point, perhaps you're a little too immune - rewind and try again.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Antebellum See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,852,361
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QC Entertainment See more »
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Dolby Atmos

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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