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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.

Director:

Daniel Barber

Writer:

Julia Hart
3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Brit Marling ... Augusta
Hailee Steinfeld ... Louise
Muna Otaru ... Mad
Sam Worthington ... Moses
Kyle Soller ... Henry
Ned Dennehy ... Caleb
Amy Nuttall ... Moll
Nicholas Pinnock ... Bill
Anna-Maria Nabirye Anna-Maria Nabirye ... Alma (as Anna Maria Nabirye)
Luminita Filimon Luminita Filimon ... Prudence
Charles Jarman ... Carriage Driver (as Jarman Charles Augustus)
Zefir Zefir ... Battle
Delia Riciu 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

Genres:

Drama | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En defensa propia See more »

Filming Locations:

Poienari, Arges County, Romania See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,328, 27 September 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$27,166, 29 November 2015
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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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Survival of the fittest
26 January 2016 | by hossein-dashtakiSee all my reviews

I am surprised to see that some people do not like this movie. May be they did not get the message this movie is sending. First , this movie wants to give you the sense of the violence and rampage that some stray Union soldiers conducted during the U.S. civil war which has seldom been reported in history. Second , it wants to show you the hardship and misery of those days' women who were left alone , to live and survive by themselves , when their husbands left for war. Third , it wants to convey this message to women , based on movie's currents of events , that , if they are united, resilient and determine, they then can overcome and survive the worst threats. Fourth , it tells women that they must learn everything they need to learn to defend themselves , that is , how to fight , how to shoot , how to plan against intruders and how to rely on themselves to survive. It tells them how to believe in themselves in that they can overcome dangerous situations during the coarse of their lives. I believe the director and scenario writer have done a superb job in conveying this message to its viewers.


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