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Saw this movie on my streaming service and clicked, I didn't read the storyline or any reviews. And now my hands are shaking.
This is a great story about being different, about irrational fear, about fatal superstitions, about people.
It's always interesting to learn about other culture and what I saw here is not only interesting but also is terrifying. Still can't say for sure if they're have this in Benin of elsewhere going, because I haven't done any research (or read credits), so let's imagine if it's true and watch this piece of art again and maybe we'll learn more about ourselves.
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